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Kalawao County is a county in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It is the smallest county in the 50 states both by population and land area. The county has no elected government. It was developed and used from 1866 to 1969 for settlements for treatment of quarantined persons with Hansen’s disease (leprosy).
Honolulu, capital and principal port of Hawaii , U.S. , seat of Honolulu county. A modern city, it extends about 10 miles (16 km) along the southeastern shore of Oahu Island and 4 miles (6 km) inland across a plain into the foothills of the Koolau Range.
Hawaiʻi County, Hawaii
As of the 2010 Census the population was 185,079. The county seat is Hilo . There are no incorporated cities in Hawaii County (see Hawaii Counties ). Hawaii County , Hawaii .
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Located on the northeastern side of the island of Hawaii, Hilo offers breathtaking natural beauty plus all the amenities of a vibrant town. On the geographic flipside of the volcanic Kohala Coast, the region is blessed with dramatic waterfalls, fertile rainforests and blooming gardens.
The United States wanted Hawaii to acquire its islands and because it was a port way to China, East India and Asia. Not only did they want the islands, but they wanted their naval base. They wanted their naval base for war so they would have another advantage to help defeat the other country.
ALASKA was a Russian colony from 1744 until the USA bought it in 1867 for $7,200,000. It was made a state in 1959. Hawaii was a kingdom until 1893 and became a republic in 1894. It then ceded itself to the USA in 1898 and became a state in 1959.
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At 25.992 square miles of land area, Arlington, Va. is the smallest county in the U.S. that manages its own affairs. Three other counties get the size right, but each fails to pass the self-government test. They don’t come smaller than Kalawao County , located on the island of Molokaʻi in Hawaii.
With a population of 169 as of a 2019 estimate by the United States Census Bureau, Loving County is the second-least populous county in the United States after Kalawao County , Hawaii (which has a population of 88) and the least populous of the contiguous United States.
The remote Kalaupapa peninsula on the Hawaiian island of Molokai housed a settlement for Leprosy patients from 1866 to 1969. When it was closed , many residents chose to remain.