Lihue, Hawaii - Facts & Figures
Lihue, Hawaii, in Kauai county, is 107 miles northwest of Honolulu. Parks in Lihue include the Isenberg Park, Lihue Park and Niumalu Beach Park. Tourists enjoy shopping at the Lihue Shopping Center, Anchor Cove Shopping Center and Kuhio Mall Shopping Center. Ninini Beach and Kalapaki Beach are beautiful tourist attractions. The town organizes several events and recreational programs throughout the year.
Lihue means "cold chill" in the Hawaiian language. The sugar industry developed in the 1800's and Lihue became the central city of the island with a large sugar mill was built. By the 1930s, George Newton Wilcox became one of the largest sugar plantation owners when he purchased Grove Farm. The Wilcox family home, Kilohana, has been converted into a restaurant and gift shop. Surrounding plantation now grow crops and livestock.
- Population: 6,455
- Industries: transportation, retail trade, health care, social assistance, farming
- Area Codes: 808
- ZIP Codes: 96766
- Surrounding Cities: Hanapepe, Kalaheo, Kapaa, Kekaha, Kilauea, Koloa, Princeville, Waimea