Hilo (Hawaii)

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Coordinates 19°42′20″N 155°5′9″W
Country United States
State Hawaii
County Hawaii
Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
Time zone UTC−10 (Hawaii-Aleutian)
ZIP codes 96720-96721
Area code(s) 808
FIPS code 15-14650
Government (Mayor) Mitch Roth
Government (Total) 58.3 sq mi (151.0 km2)
Government (Land) 53.4 sq mi (138.3 km2)
Government (Water) 4.9 sq mi (12.7 km2)
Area (Total) 58.3 sq mi (151.0 km2)
Area (Land) 53.4 sq mi (138.3 km2)
Area (Water) 4.9 sq mi (12.7 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 44,186

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Hilo/ˈhiːloʊ/ (Hawaiian pronunciation: [ˈhilo]) is a census-designated place (CDP) and the largest settlement in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States, which encompasses the Island of Hawaiʻi. The population was 44,186 according to the 2020 census. It is the fourth-largest settlement in the state of Hawaii and largest settlement in the state outside of Oahu. Hilo is the county seat of the County of Hawaiʻi and is in the District of South Hilo. The city overlooks Hilo Bay and has views of two shield volcanoes, Mauna Loa, an active volcano, and Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano. Mauna Kea is the site of some of the world's most important ground-based astronomical observatories. The Hilo bay-front has been destroyed by tsunamis twice. The majority of human settlement in Hilo stretches from Hilo Bay to Waiākea-Uka, on the flanks of the volcanoes.