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is the largest island located in the U.S. state
. It is the largest and the southeastern-most of the Hawaiian Islands
, a chain of volcanic islands
in the North Pacific Ocean
. With an area of 4,028 square miles (10,430 km2), it has 63% of the Hawaiian archipelago
's combined landmass, and is the largest island in the United States
. However, it only has 13% of Hawaiʻi’s people. The island of Hawaiʻi is the third largest island in Polynesia
, behind the two main islands of New Zealand
The island is often referred to as the Island of Hawaiʻi
the Big Island
, or Hawaiʻi Island
to distinguish it from the state. Administratively, the whole island is encompassed by Hawaiʻi County
As of the 2010 Census
the population was 185,079.
The county seat
and largest city is Hilo
. There are no incorporated cities
in Hawaiʻi County (see List of counties in Hawaii
The model is created at a scale of 1:575,000 with 3.5x vertical exaggeration. It features a built-in base, so it sits perfectly on a desk or in a frame.
Model Data Sources - Elevation Data: USGS, Satellite Imagery: NASA