The Island of Hawaii, also called the Big Island or Hawaii Island is a volcanic island in the North Pacific Ocean. It is the largest island of the United States of America. Its county seat is Hilo. Now, Hawaii is known as the "Big Island" to eliminate confusion between Hawaii Island and the state. As of 2008, it had a resident population of 175,784.
The primary contributor to economy was sugarcane, which has since declined. Tourism is the most significant contributor to the economy now. Agriculture of diverse kinds of crops is also becoming popular.
The Big Island has a number of interesting geographical features including volcanism, the Great Crack and the Hilina Swamp.