Hilo is the second largest city in Hawaii. The population, according to the census of 2000 was 40,759 people. Hilo is located on the big island of Hawaii, and is nestled between two volcanoes, Mauna Loa, an active volcano, and Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano. The University of Hawaii at Hilo is here, and the week-long hula festival also takes place in Hilo every year after Easter. One of the world’s main producers of macadamia nuts is found in Hilo, the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation, and there is also the Hilo International Airport.