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 About “The Big Island” 

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Click for Kailua-Kona, Hawaii ForecastLarger than all of the other islands combined, Hawaii is known locally as the Big Island. Kilauea, the world's most active volcano, has been in a state of activity since 1983, and its fiery creation of hot, new land is often spectacular. The rich fertile soil left by Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire, produces orchids, coffee and macadamia nuts. There are black sand and white sand beaches, gorgeous waterfalls and hidden valleys. From the Click for Hilo, Hawaii ForecastKa‘u desert to the Ola‘a rain forest to the snow-capped peaks of Mauna Kea, the Big Island is a splendor of ecological diversity.

The Big Island’s gay and lesbian community often gets together for socials and parties, where visitors are always welcome.

  • Nickname: The Big Island
  • Population: 173,057
  • Land Area: 4,028 square miles
  • Extreme Length: 93 miles
  • Extreme Width: 76 miles
  • Highest Point: 13,796 feet
  • Official Color: Red
  • Official Flower: Red Lehua (Ohia)
 

 

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