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The Big Island
The Island of Hawaii (called the Big Island or Hawai'i Island) is a volcanic island in the U.S. state of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. With an area of 4,028 square miles (10,432 km2), it is the largest island in the United States and larger than all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined.
Hawaii is said to have been named for Hawai'iloa, the legendary Polynesian navigator who first discovered it. However, other accounts attribute the name to the legendary land or realm of Hawaiki, a place from which the Polynesians originated (see also Manua), the place where they go in the afterlife, the realm of the gods.
The Island of Hawaii is administered under the County of Hawaii. The county seat is Hilo. It is estimated that as of the year 2003, the island had a resident population of 158,400 persons.