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The five counties of Hawaii on the Hawaiian Islands enjoy somewhat greater status than many counties on the United States mainland. Counties in Hawaii are the only legally constituted government bodies below that of the state. No formal level of government (such as city governments) exists below that of the county in Hawaii. Because education is carried out by the Hawaii State Department of Education (and not a function controlled by local school boards like the other 49 states),[1] property taxes and user fees collected by the counties support mostly road maintenance, community activities, parks (including life guards at beach parks), garbage collection, police (the state police force, called the Hawaii Department of Public Safety, is limited in scope), ambulance, and fire suppression services.[2] All the counties were created in 1905 from unorganized territory, seven years after the Territory of Hawaii was created.[2][3] The county of Kalawao is used exclusively as a leper colony, and does not have many of the elected officials the other counties do.[4]

County information

The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code, which is used by the United States government to uniquely identify counties, is provided with each entry. The FIPS code for each county links to census data for that county.

County
FIPS Code
[5]
County seat
[6]
Etymology
Population
[7]
Area
[7]
Map
Hawaii County 001 Hilo Island of Hawai'i, with which the county is coterminous &0000000000148677.000000148,677 &0000000000005087.0000005,087 sq mi
(&0000000000013175.00000013,175 km 2)
State map highlighting Hawaii County
City and County of Honolulu 003 Honolulu "Sheltered bay" or "place of shelter" in Hawaiian language[8] &0000000000876156.000000876,156 &0000000000002127.0000002,127 sq mi
(&0000000000005509.0000005,509 km 2)
State map highlighting City and County of Honolulu
Kalawao County 005 None (administered by Hawaii Dept. of Health)[4] The village of Kalawao, which lies within its boundaries. &0000000000000147.000000147 &0000000000000052.00000052 sq mi
(&0000000000000135.000000135 km 2)
State map highlighting Kalawao County
Kauai County 007 Līhu'e Kauai Island, the largest of the islands in the county. &0000000000058463.00000058,463 &0000000000001266.0000001,266 sq mi
(&0000000000003279.0000003,279 km 2)
State map highlighting Kauai County
Maui County 009 Wailuku Maui Island, the largest of the islands in the county. &0000000000128094.000000128,094 &0000000000002399.0000002,399 sq mi
(&0000000000006213.0000006,213 km 2)
State map highlighting Maui County

References

  1. ^ Hawaii State Department of Education. "Hawai'i DOE, About". http://doe.k12.hi.us/about/index.htm. Retrieved 2007-04-26.  
  2. ^ a b "Hawaii State: Facts & Figures - Des Osman Realty". http://osman1.com/hi-facts.html. Retrieved 2007-04-26.  
  3. ^ Office of the County Clerk. "Foreword" (PDF). 2000 County Charter of the County of Hawaii. http://www.hawaii-county.com/council/charter2000/item%201-Foreword.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-26.  
  4. ^ a b "Hawaii's 4 (or 5) Counties". 1999-09-01. http://www.chem.hawaii.edu/uham/counties.html. Retrieved 2007-07-23.  
  5. ^ "EPA County FIPS Code Listing". EPA. http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/codes/hi.html. Retrieved 2007-04-09.  
  6. ^ National Association of Counties. "NACo - Find a county". http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/state.cfm&state.cfm&statecode=HI. Retrieved 2007-04-26.  
  7. ^ a b "Hawaii QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". State & County QuickFacts. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/hawaii_map.html. Retrieved 2007-04-18.  
  8. ^ "Honolulu Homes Guide". 2005. http://www.honoluluhomesguide.com/. Retrieved 2007-07-23.  
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Hawaibb;i counties

The five counties of Hawaibb;iImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif on the Hawaiian Islands enjoy somewhat greater status than many counties on the United States mainland. Counties in Hawaibb;i are the only legally constituted government bodies below that of the state. No formal level of government (such as city governments) exists below that of the county in Hawaii. Because education is carried out by the Hawaibb;i State Department of EducationImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif (and not a function controlled by local school boards like the other 49 states),[1] property taxes and user fees collected by the counties support mostly road maintenance, community activities, parks (including life guards at beach parks), garbage collection, police (contrary to the television series Hawaii Five-O, there is no state police force), ambulance, and fire suppression services.[2] All the counties were created in 1905 from unorganized territory, seven years after the Territory of Hawaibb;iImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif was created.[2][3] The county of Kalawao is used exclusively as a leper colony, and does not have many of the elected officials the other counties do.[4]

County information

The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code, which is used by the United States government to uniquely identify counties, is provided with each entry. The FIPS code for each county links to census data for that county.

County
FIPS Code[5] County Seat
[6]
Etymology
Population
(2000) [7]
Area
[7]
Map
 
Hawaii County 001 Hilo Island of Hawai'i, with which the county is coterminous &&&&&&&&&0148677.&&&&&0148,677 &&&&&&&&&&&05087.&&&&&05,087 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&013175.&&&&&013,175 km²)
State map highlighting Hawaii County
City and County of Honolulu 003 Honolulu "Sheltered bay" or "place of shelter" in Hawaiian language[8] &&&&&&&&&0876156.&&&&&0876,156 &&&&&&&&&&&02127.&&&&&02,127 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&05509.&&&&&05,509 km²)
State map highlighting City and County of Honolulu
Kalawao County 005 None (administered by
Hawaii Dept. of Health)[4]
The village of Kalawao, which lies within its boundaries.[9] &&&&&&&&&&&&0147.&&&&&0147 &&&&&&&&&&&&&052.&&&&&052 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0135.&&&&&0135 km²)
State map highlighting Kalawao County
Kauai County 007 Līhu'e Kauai Island, the largest of the islands in the county. &&&&&&&&&&058463.&&&&&058,463 &&&&&&&&&&&01266.&&&&&01,266 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03279.&&&&&03,279 km²)
State map highlighting Kauai County
Maui County 009 Wailuku Maui Island, the largest of the islands in the county. &&&&&&&&&0128094.&&&&&0128,094 &&&&&&&&&&&02399.&&&&&02,399 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&06213.&&&&&06,213 km²)
State map highlighting Maui County

References

  1. ^ Hawaii State Department of Education. Hawai'i DOE, About. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  2. ^ a b Hawaii State: Facts & Figures - Des Osman Realty. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  3. ^ Office of the County Clerk. Foreword (PDF). 2000 County Charter of the County of Hawaii. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  4. ^ a b Hawaii's 4 (or 5) Counties (1999-09-01). Retrieved on 2007-07-23.
  5. ^ EPA County FIPS Code Listing. EPA. Retrieved on 2007-04-09.
  6. ^ National Association of Counties. NACo - Find a county. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  7. ^ a b Hawaii QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau. State & County QuickFacts. Retrieved on 2007-04-18.
  8. ^ Honolulu Homes Guide (2005). Retrieved on 2007-07-23.
  9. ^ Kalawao (Hawaii, United States). Encyclopædia Britannica Online (2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-23.





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