Kauai

Kauai

Kauai (Kaua'i in Hawaiian) is the oldest and fourth largest of the main Hawaiian Islands, in the United States. Known also as the "Garden Isle", Kaua'i lies 105 miles (170 kilometers) across the Kaua'i Channel, northwest of Honolulu on O'ahu. It is of volcanic origin. The highest point is Mount Waialeale, at the center of the island, 5,148 feet (1,570 meters) above sea level. The wettest spot on Earth, with average rainfall of 460 inches (11,648 millimeters) a year, is just east of Mount Waialeale. The high yearly rainfall has eroded deep valleys in the central mountain. It has made canyons with many scenic waterfalls.

The city of Lihue, on the island's southeast side, is the seat of Kauai County. It is the main city on the island. Waimea, on the island's southwest side and once the capital of Kauai, was the first place visited by explorer Captain James Cook in 1778. The city is at the head of one of the most beautiful canyons in the world, Waimea Canyon, whose gorge is 900 meters (3,000 feet) deep.

The island of Kauai was featured in Disney's 2002 animated feature film Lilo & Stitch.

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Alemannisch: Kauaʻi
العربية: كاواي
azərbaycanca: Kauai adası
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беларуская: Каўаі
български: Кауаи
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Cebuano: Kaua‘i
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Deutsch: Kauaʻi
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Ελληνικά: Καουάι
English: Kauai
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한국어: 카우아이섬
Hawaiʻi: Kaua‘i
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日本語: カウアイ島
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occitan: Kauai
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српски / srpski: Кауај
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suomi: Kauai
svenska: Kauai
ไทย: คาไว
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