Kauai County, Hawaii

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Kauai County, Hawaii
Captain James Cook statue, Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii.JPG
Location within Hawaii
Location within Hawaii
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Hawaii's location within the U.S.
Founded1905
Government
• Mayor

Bernard Carvalho
SeatLihue
Largest communityKapa‘a
Area
 • Total1,266 sq mi (3,279 km2)
 • Land620 sq mi (1,606 km2)
 • Water646 sq mi (1,673 km2), 51.0%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)72,029
 • Density108/sq mi (42/km2)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneHawaii–Aleutian: UTC−10
Websitewww.kauai.gov

Kauai County is a county in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It was formed in 1905. As of 2000, 58,463 people live there. Its county seat is Lihue.