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Consolidated City/County
 Honolulu   1,016,508
 Maui   164,754
 Hawaii   200,629
 Kalawao   82
 Kauai   73,298

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Parents > United States > Hawai'i  
Established July 01, 1905
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedGerald Farinas January 09, 2004 06:52pm
Description Counties of the State of Hawai'i

Hawai'i does not have a system of autonomous incorporated cities and towns. Instead, the state is divided into four major counties each headed by an elected mayor and city council. The counties are Honolulu, Kaua'i, Mau'i and Hawai'i. A fifth county, Kalawao County is a portion of the island of Moloka'i that is administered by the State of Hawai'i Department of Health. Kalawao was made famous by Father Damien de Veuster, the Belgian Catholic priest tending to the county's lepers. Hawai'i's unique county system was implemented by the Territorial Legislature in 1905.

County Organization

Hawai'i's counties are organized under the Hawai'i State Association of Counties, an affiliate of the National Association of Counties. You can contact HSAC through 4396 Rice Street, Lihue, HI 96766-1371, Phone (808) 547-7001, Fax (808) 566-1184.

Did you know?

Honolulu is the largest city in America in terms of acreage
Hawai'i County is the southernmost county in the country
Kalawao County is the smallest county in the nation in terms of acreage and population
Kalawao County is the only county in the nation administered by a state bureacracy

HI Counties Apr 30, 1907-

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