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Ni'ihau or Niihau, also known as "The Forbidden Isle"
is the 7th largest inhabited island of the Hawaiian Island chain.
A State Seabird Sactuary, it features several playa-like lakes that
form wetland habitats, a perfect home for the Hawaiian Coot,
the Black-winged Stilt and the Hawaiian Duck.
In 1915, Ni'ihau was closed to most visitors. Now, mostly off-limits to
outsiders, only relatives of the island's owners or inhabitants (by special
permission), U.S. Navy personnel, government officials and invited guests are
allowed on the island. So it was definitely something special when the 1992
movie "Jurrassic Park" was allowed to be filmed here. Ni'ihau is the
only island where Hawaiian is spoken as a primary language
Today, Ni'ihau has about 130 permanent residents, mostly all of whom are
native Hawaiians. They live rent-free, have no telephones, power lines or
automobiles and meat is free. There is no hotel
or general store and barges deliver groceries
from Kaua'i, often purchased by relatives with
Kaua'i or Kauai is geologically the oldest and 4th largest
of the main Hawaiian Islands. Native Hawaiian tradition states
that Kaua'i's orgin comes from the legend of Hawai'iloa, a Polynesian
Navigator that discovered the Hawaiian Islands. The legend relates
that he named Kauai'i after his favorite son, or "place around
the neck", where a father would carry his favorite child.
One of the wettest places on earth, the eastern side of Mount Wai'ale'ale on
Kaua'i averages 460 inches of rain per year. This much rainfall has carved deep
depressions in the central mountains and produces some of the most fantastic and
breath-taking waterfalls you will ever see.
Sugar plantations where once Kaua'i's most important industry
but now Kauai's fertile lands produce some the best guava,
coffee, mango, banana, papaya, avocado, star fruit, kava
and pineapple on earth.
Another interesting and amusing fact is that
Kaua'i is home to thousands of wild chickens,
who have few natural predators.
Welcome to O'ahu, "The Gathering Place"!
It's the 3rd largest island in the chain and is home to some
best beaches and Hawaiian attractions in the world.
Well-known features found on Oahu include Waikiki, Pearl Harbor,
Diamond Head, Hanauma, Kaneohe Bay, Kailua Bay and the North Shore.
Being roughly diamond-shaped, surrounded by ocean and divided by
mountain ranges, directions on O'ahu are not generally described
with the compass directions found throughout the world. Locals
instead use "ewa" (pronounced "eh-va") to mean toward the western
tip of the island, "Diamond Head" to be toward the eastern tip,
"mauka" is toward the mountains and "makai" toward the sea.
Locals consider the island to be divided
into various areas, which may overlap.
The most commonly-accepted areas are the
"City", "Town" or "Town side", which is the
metropolitan area from Halawa to the area
below Diamond Head.
Molokaʻi is built from two distinct shield volcanoes
known as East Molokaʻi and the much smaller West Molokaʻi.
The highest point is Kamakou on East Molokaʻi, at 4,970 feet (1,510 m).
East Molokaʻi volcano, like the Koʻolau Range on Oʻahu, is today only
what remains standing of the southern half of the original mountain.
The northern half suffered a catastrophic collapse about 1.5 million years ago
and now lies as a debris field scattered northward across the Pacific Ocean
bottom, while what remains on the island are the highest sea cliffs in the world.
Views of these sea cliffs are presented in the movie Jurassic Park III.
The south shore of Molokaʻi boasts the longest fringing reef
in the U.S. and its holdings—nearly 25 miles (40 km) long.
Molokaʻi is located in Maui County, except for the Kalaupapa Peninsula, which
is separately administered as Kalawao County. Maui County encompasses Maui,
Lānaʻi, and Kahoʻolawe in addition to Molokaʻi.
The largest town on the island is Kaunakakai,
which is one of two small ports on the island.
Molokai Airport is located on West Molokaʻi.
Lānaʻi or Lanai is the sixth-largest of the Hawaiian Islands.
It is also known as the Pineapple Island because of its past
as an island-wide pineapple plantation. The only town is Lānaʻi City,
a small settlement. The island is somewhat comma-shaped, with a
width of 18 miles (29 km) in the longest direction. The land area
is 140.5 square miles (364 km2), making it the 42nd largest island in
the United States. It is separated from the island of Molokaʻi by the
Kalohi Channel to the north, and from Maui by the ʻAuʻau Channel
to the east. Many of the island's landmarks and sites are reached by dirt
roads that require a four-wheel drive vehicle.
There is one school, Lanai High and Elementary School, serving the entire
island from Kindergarten through Senior in high school. There are no traffic
lights on the entire island.
Lānaʻi was under the control of nearby Maui
throughout before recorded history. Its first
inhabitants may have arrived as late as the
Kaho'olawe is the smallest of the eight main
volcanic islands in the Hawaiian Islands.
Kahoolawe is located about seven miles (11.2 km)
southwest of Maui and also southeast of Lanai, and it is 11 miles (18 km)
long by 6.0 miles (9.7 km) wide, with a total land area of 44.6 square
miles. The highest point on Kahoolawe is the crater of Lua Makika at the
summit of Puʻu Moaulanui, which is about 1,477 feet (450 m) above sea level.
Kahoolawe is relatively dry (average annual rainfall is less than 65 cm/26 in)
because the island's low elevation fails to generate much orographic precipitation
from the northeastern trade winds, and Kahoolawe is located in the rain shadow of
eastern Maui's volcano, Haleakalā.
Kahoolawe has always been sparsely populated, due to its lack of fresh water.
During World War II, Kahoolawe was used as a training ground and bombing range
by the Armed Forces of the United States. After decades of protests, the U.S.
Navy ended live-fire training exercises
on Kahoolawe in 1990, and the whole
island was transferred to the jurisdiction
of the State of Hawaii in 1994.
Kahoolawe has no permanent residents.
The island of Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian
Islands at 727.2 square miles (1,883 km2) and is the 17th largest
island in the United States. Maui is part of the State of Hawaiʻi and
is the largest of Maui County's four islands
Native Hawaiian tradition gives the origin of the island's name in the
legend of Hawaiʻiloa, the Polynesian navigator credited with discovery
of the Hawaiian Islands. According to that legend, Hawaiʻiloa named the
island of Maui after his son, who in turn was named for the demigod Māui.
The earlier name of Maui was ʻIhikapalaumaewa.
The Island of Maui is also called the "Valley Isle" for the large isthmus
between its northwestern and southeastern volcanoes and the numerous large
valleys carved into both mountains.
Maui's diverse landscapes are the result
of a unique combination of geology, topography,
and climate. Each volcanic cone in the chain
of the Hawaiian Islands is built of dark,
The Island of Hawaiʻi, also called the Big Island
or Hawaiʻi Island, is a volcanic island (the eastern-most
and southern-most in the Hawaiian islands chain) in the North
Pacific Ocean. With an area of 4,028 square miles (10,430 km2), it is
larger than all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined and is the largest
island in the United States. The Island of Hawaiʻi is administered as
the County of Hawaiʻi within the state of Hawaii. The county seat is Hilo.
In modern times, Hawaiʻi is known as the "Big Island" to reduce
confusion between Hawaiʻi Island and the state.
Hawaiʻi is said to have been named for Hawaiʻiloa, the legendary Polynesian
navigator who first discovered it. Other accounts attribute the name to the
legendary realm of Hawaiki, a place from which the Polynesians originated,
the place where they go in the afterlife, the realm of the gods and goddesses.
Captain James Cook, who called them the "Sandwich Islands", was killed
on the Big Island at Kealakekua Bay.
Hawaiʻi was the home island of Paiʻea
Kamehameha, called Kamehameha the Great,
who by 1795 united most of the Hawaiian
Islands under his rule after several years of war.