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The geological location of Kaua?i or Kauai (; Hawai?ian:[k??w??i]) is the oldest of Hawaii's major isles. It is the 4th biggest of these islets and the 21th biggest in the United States, covering 3 sq. km (1,456. 4 km2). Also known as "Garden Isle", Kaua?i is 105 leagues (169 km) across the Kaua?i canal, north-west of O?ahu.
The Waimea Canyon State Park is located on this isle. Kaua?i is defined by the United States Bureau as the 401 to 409 territories of Kaua?i counties, Hawai?i, which includes the entire count with the exception of the isles of Ka?ula, Lehua and Ni?ihau. In 2010, the United States Federal Government conducted a 2010 U.S. Government survey with a total of 67,091 inhabitants.
In Hawaii, the name originates from the myth of Hawai?iloa, the sailor of Polynesia to whom the exploration of the islands of Friuli, is ascribed. It tells the tale of how he called Kaua?i after a favourite sun; a possible interpretation of Kaua?i is "Platz um den Hals" and describes how a dad would wear a favourite skin.
The website Kaua?i was known for its distinctive local accent of the Hwaiian tongue, which has been preserved at Ni?ihau Whereas today the default idiom is the vernacular of the archipelago www.k. which has the sound[k], the vernacular Kaua?i was known to pronounce it[t]. As a matter of fact, the Kaua?i vernacular has kept the old pan-Polynesian /ton while the" "standard""" vernacular Kaua?i has turned it into the[k].
Therefore, the local name for Kaua?i was given as Taua?i, and the principal colony of Kapa?a would have been called Tapa?a. The origin of Kaua?i is of vulcanic origin, as the isle was created by the Pacific Plate crossing the Hawaii-Hotpot. With about six million years, it is the oldest of the principal isles.
Kawaikini is the highest point of this hilly isle with 1,598 meters (5,243 feet). Its second-highest summit is Mount Wai?ale?ale (the wetest place on earth except the ocean) near the centre of the isle, 1,569 metres aboveseas. Waimea City is situated on the western side of the country at the confluence of the Waimea River, whose river constituted the Waimea Canyon, one of the most beautiful Canyon in the whole country, which is part of Waimea Canyon State Park.
The Waimea Canyon is often called " The Grand Canyon of the Pacific " at a depth of 914m. Kokeco Point is located on the southern side of the isle. Kuahonu Point is located in the southeast of the isle. In the lower altitudes, rainfall ranges from an avarage of 50 inch on the windside (northeastern) coast to less than 20 inch on the (southwestern) lee side of the isle.
In Lihu'e, the district town, the mean temperatures range from 78 °F (26 °C) in February to 85 °F (29 °C) in August and September. Kaua?i not only has a new annual rainfall history, but also an annual rainfall history. 1778 Captain James Cook arrives in Waimea Bay, the first European to reach the island of Waimea Bay.
Under Kamehameha's rule, the isles Kaua?i and Ni?ihau were the last 12 isles to join his kingdom Hawai?i Twice King Kamehameha was preparing a vast fleet of vessels and boats to take the island by violence and twice ended in failure; once because of a windstorm and once because of an outbreak.
In 1824, after his demise, he left the archipelago to the kingdom of Hawai?i. However, after it became known that they did not have the backing of Czar Alexander I, the talks were broken off and the Russians were compelled to leave all their pages at Kaua?i, which included Fort Elizabeth. Between 1906 and 1934, the County Clerk Bureau was run by John Mahi?ai K?neakua, who, after the United States took over Hawai?i in 1893, tried to bring Queen Liliuokalani back to the queend.
The Hawaii Standard Times is monitored all year round at Kaua?i For example, if most states have summer mode, the Kaua?i clock is three and six hour behind the west and east coasts of the United States. L?hu?e, on the south-east coastline of the isle, is the home of Kaua?i County and the second biggest town on the isle.
Kapa?a, on the "Coconut Coast" (site of an old coir plantation) about 9.7 km northerly of L?hu?e, has a total of almost 10,000 or about 50% more inhabitants than L?hu?e. Princeville, on the northern side of the isle, was once the capitol of Kaua?i Kaua?i is home to tens of thousand of wild hens, or even Hawaiians who have few native carnivores, as the mongoustine was never posted on Kaua?i, as was the case on other Hawaiian isles.
The Barking Sands Pacific Missile Range Facility of the U.S. Navy is situated on the sun-drenched and arid westside of Kaua?i. High-frequency ( "shortwave") WWVH wireless transmitter, WWVH, sister to WWV and WWVB in Fort Collins, Colorado, is situated on the east cost of Kaua?i about 5 kilometers southward of Barking Sands.
Hawai?ian Culture and the Arts's Kaua?i Heritage Center was established in 1998. Kaua'i has many shaving establishments, a traditional on the isles. Situated at the east end of the isle, Lihue Airport is the gate to Kaua?i The airport has connections to Honolulu, Kahului/Maui, the US Continent and Vancouver, Canada.
A number of state motorways are serving Kaua?i County: Also known as Kaumuali?i Highway, Hawaii/Road 50 is a thirty-three miles long "Roma" that runs from Hawaii/Road 56 at the intersection of Rice Street in L?hu?e to a point about 1/5 miles due North from the Pacific Missile Range Facility's most northern entry on the far west bank.
The Hawaii itinerary 58 extends two mile (. 3. 2 km) from the 50 in L?hu?e to the intersection of Wapaa Road and Hawaii 51 near Nawiliwili Harbor on Kaua?i Aka Kuhio Highway, Hawaii Rue 56 is 28 kilometers (45 kilometers) from Hawaii Ride 50 at the intersection of Rice Street in L?hu?e to the intersection of Hawai?i Ride 560 in Princeville.
Route 560 leads ten kilometers (16 kilometers) from the intersection of Route 56 in Princeville and cul-de-sacs at Ke?e Beach at Ha?ena State Park. There are other important motorways that connect other parts of the island with the principal roads of Kaua?i Route 55 Hawaii comprises 7. Six mile ('12.2km') from Route 50 intersection at Kekaha to join Hawaii Route 550 just to the south of Koke?e State Park in Waimea Canyon.
The Hawaii itinerary 550 runs 15 km (24 km) from Waimea 50 to K?ke?e State Park. The Hawaii itinerary 540 goes four mile (. 6. 4 km) from the 50 in Kalaheo to the 50 in Ele?ele. This street is mainly an entrance to residences and Kaua?i coffee. The Hawaii itinerary 530, also known as K?loa Rd., extends over the 3rd floor.
5.5km (4 miles) from the 50 between Kalaheo and Lawai to the 520 in Koloa. This is mainly an alternate way to reach Po?ip? from the western side. The Hawaii 520 is five-mile ('Tunnel of Trees', 8.0 kilometers) long from the''Tunnel of Trees'' on the 50th Hawaii Rut. to Po?ip? on the southern water.
The Hawaii Route 570 runs one kilometer (1.6 kilometers) from Route 56 in L?hu?e to the airport. Route 580 of Hawaii travels five kilometers (8. 0 kilometers) from Route 56 in Wailua, where the highway is no longer served just outside the Wailua Reservoir. Route 581 of Hawaii leads five leagues (8. 0 kilometers) from Route 580 in the Wailua Homesteads to a traffic circle just West of Kapa?a Town.
583 Hawaii Lane, also known as Maalo Road, extends 3. 9 miles inland (. 6. 3 km) from Route 56 just to 56 northern from L?hu?e to a cul-de-sac at Wailua Falls. This state, known as the beautiful country side road, Holo Holo Holo Kolo Koloa Soric byway, extends over 31 kilometers and links many of the most historic and cultured attractions of Kaua?i such as the Maluhia Road (Tree Tunnel), Puhi (Spouting Horn), The National Tropical Botanical Gardens and the Salt Beds.
Kaua?i bus is the district bus company Kaua?i. is cultivated on its lands. i. i's N? Pali Coast from the Kalalau Lookout. More than seventy Hollywood and TV shows have shown the isle Kaua?i, among them the South Pacific and Disneyýs 2002 motion picture Lilo & Spitch together with the three sequels of the Francis (2003's Spitch!
The Waimea Canyon was used in 1993 for the shooting of the movie Jurassic Park. Part of the isle was also used for the opening sequences of the Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Ark. The opening sequence of the TV show M*A*S*H was shot in Kaua?i (Helikopterflug über Berggipfel).
A few footage from Just Go with It and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides were also shot at Kaua?i The perfect getaway is located at Kaua?i Part of the 2002 movie Dragonfly was shot there (although the country and its inhabitants were portrayed as South American) and the makers rented extra (at least three with talking parts) from the old indigenous populace Taua?i trying to conserve their own patrimony, which included the name of these two archipelagos off the USA, Atooi or Taua?i.
Two Elvis Presley movies, 1962's Bluawaii and 1966's Paradise, Hawaiian Style, were made at different places on Kaua?i A November 2011 movie by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney, The Descendants has large parts in Kaua?i, where the protagonist and his own traditional estates that they sell.
The comedian Marc Maron makes a daily comedy show on Kaua?i, "Marc Maron: Thinky Pain".