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WOW & POW: Kona




Monday, October 26, 2009

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OBG's WOW (Word of the Week) is also its POW (Place of the Week):
Kona
In the Hawaiian language, kona means leeward or dry side of the island, as opposed to ko‘olau which means windward or the wet side of the island.  Likewise, Kona is the name of a moku (or district) on the Big Island of Hawaii in the State of Hawaii. In the current system of administration of Hawaii County, the moku of Kona is divided into North Kona District (Kona ‘Akau) and South Kona District (Kona Hema). The term "Kona" is also sometimes used to refer to its largest town, Kailua-Kona. Other towns in Kona include Kealakekua, Keauhou, Holualoa, Hōnaunau and Honalo.  Kona is also considered one the premium specialty coffees in the world.  The volcanic slopes of Hualālai and Mauna Loa in the Kona district provide an ideal microclimate for growing coffee.  [Source: Wikipedia]

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