Place:Hawi, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States

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NameHawi
Alt namesHowisource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS15000822
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates20.242°N 155.834°W
Located inHawaii, Hawaii, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Hawi is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. The population was 938 at the 2000 census.

Hawi is situated to the west of the community of Kapaau. Together they comprise the most densely populated region in the district of North Kohala. Historically this part of Kohala is significant as the birthplace of Kamehameha I and the location of the Mookini heiau in the Kohala Historical Sites State Monument. The two communities were once busy commercial centers during the operation of the Kohala Sugar plantation.

Hawi is the turnaround point for the Ironman World Championship Triathlon. It is the northernmost point on the bicycle leg, where athletes return to the finish line at Kamakahonu in Kailua-Kona.

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