Kauai County, Hawaii

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Kauai County
Captain James Cook statue
Map of Hawaii highlighting Kauai County
Location within the U.S. state of Hawaii
Map of the United States highlighting Hawaii
Hawaii's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 22°04′00″N 159°39′00″W / 22.066666666667°N 159.65°W / 22.066666666667; -159.65
Country United States
State Hawaii
Founded1905
SeatLihue
Largest communityKapa‘a
Area
 • Total1,266 sq mi (3,280 km2)
 • Land620 sq mi (1,600 km2)
 • Water646 sq mi (1,670 km2)  51.0%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
72,029
 • Density108/sq mi (42/km2)
Time zoneUTC−10 (Hawaii–Aleutian)
 • Summer (DST)HADT
Congressional district2nd
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.