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Hilo

(hē`lō), city (1990 pop. 37,808), seat of Hawaii co., on Hilo Bay of Hawaii island; settled by missionaries c.1822, inc. as a city 1911. The second largest city in the state, a port of entry, and the only metropolitan area on Hawaii island, Hilo is the trade and shipping center for an orchid, papaya, and macadamia-nut region. Fish and prawns are also important, but tourism is the leading source of income. Among Hilo's points of interest are the peaks of Mauna KeaMauna Kea
, dormant volcano, 13,796 ft (4,205 m) high, in the south central part of the island of Hawaii. It is the loftiest peak in the Hawaiian Islands and the highest island mountain in the world, rising c.32,000 ft (9,750 m) from the Pacific Ocean floor.
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 and Mauna LoaMauna Loa
, mountain, 13,680 ft (4,170 m) high, in the south central part of the island of Hawaii, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Its many craters include Kilauea and Mokuaweoweo, two of the world's largest active craters.
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, which rise behind the city; the Lyman Mission House (c.1839); a state park in the bayfront area; and an island park in Hilo Bay. The Univ. of Hawaii at Hilo is also in the city. Hilo was badly damaged by tsunamis in 1946 and 1960; after the latter the lowland area was drained and a hill 26 ft/8 m above sea level was constructed.

Hilo

 

a city in the USA, in the state of Hawaii. Economic center and chief port of the island of Hawaii. Population, 27,000 (1974). Hilo has a sugar refinery and a cannery, as well as cottage industries. Sugar and pineapples and other tropical fruits are exported.

Hilo, a center for tourism, is situated near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, site of the volcanoes Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea.

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This is a momentous occasion not only for the Department of Transportation Harbors Division but for our cargo operations in Hilo as well, stated Glenn Hong, President, Young Brothers, Ltd.
Reward yourself for your fearlessness with a romantic, casual, and healthy dinner at Hilo Bay Cafe where you can enjoy, locally inspired seasonal dishes, artisanal sushi (try the spicy lava sushi roll), modern American food (try the Maui rum BBQ ribs or the taro-quinoa veggie burger) and hand-crafted cocktails while gazing at the sapphire blue sea and majestic Mauna Kea in the distance, (hilobaycafe.
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Bishop had been chairman of the Hawaii Newspaper Guild's Hilo unit from 2000 to 2004, the story stated.
For the HiLo series of daily ranges in prices, we observed significant constant and usually significant linear trend.
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