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Kaʻū is the southernmost and largest district (922 sq. miles or 2,388 km2) of Hawaii County, Hawaii, located on the island of Hawaiʻi.

Kaʻū was one of the six original districts of ancient Hawaii on the island, known as moku. It includes the areas of South Point (Ka Lae), Hawaiian Ocean View Estates (HOVE), Hawaiian Ocean View Ranchos (HOVR), now together known as Ocean View, Nīnole, Waiʻōhinu, Naʻālehu and Pāhala.

The district contains much of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, including the volcanoes Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, and Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach, Papakōlea (Green Sand) Beach and Kamilo Beach. To the east of Kaʻū is the Puna District, and to the west is the South Kona District.

Lender and Insurance Redlining Of Lava Zone 1 and 2

Kau shares much in common with the district of Puna, Hawaii. Both districts are situated on active volcanoes and contains large sections of land that are in Lava Flow Hazard Zones 1 and 2. Additionally, new lava zones 11, 12, and 13 are being established to account for current flow activity to reduce redlining.


Kau Coastline
The view of the Ka'u coastline from HVNP. Looking southwest towards Na'alehu.
Ka'u Coastline 2
Much of the Ka'u coastline is made up of volcanic Pali. Looking southwest from HVNP.

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