Place:Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, United States

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NameKoloa
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates21.907°N 159.466°W
Located inKauai, Hawaii, United States
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Kōloa is a census-designated place (CDP) in , , United States. The population was 1,942 at the 2000 census. Kōloa is often incorrectly translated as native duck, which is the correct translation for the similar-looking koloa (without the macron). Kōloa has no known translation. According to one account, the district Kōloa was named for a steep rock called Pali-o-kō-loa which was found in 'Waikomo' stream. The first successful sugar plantation in the Islands was started here in 1835. It became a part of Grove Farm in 1948.

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