Land: 6.3 square miles
Water: 0.79 square miles
Population - Kauai County: 61,929 (2004)
"The Garden Isle"
Kauai is in Kauai County, in the Kapaa metro area. The community is in the Hawaiian Time Zone time zone.
The latitude of Kauai is 21.943N. The longitude is -159.493W.
Kauai is the fourth largest island of Hawaii
Received national attention for destruction wrought by Hurricane Iniki in 1992
Filming location for 1993 movie, "Jurassic Park" and 1981 movie, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and 1998 movie, "Six Days Seven Nights"
Local festivals include:
Kauaian Days - Jan. 15-19, 2005
Dates often change. Check Kauai web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Na Pali Coast State Park, Koke'e State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park
More parks info
Kauai attractions: Limahuli Gardens
In the center of the island is Kawaikini Peak, rising 5,170 feet and Mount Waialeale, rising 5,080 feet. Mount Waialeale is the rainiest spot on earth, averaging 460 inches of rain a year, and contributing to this island's nickname; the Garden Island. Many streams flow from these mountains to the sea through canyons in the volcanic rock. Waimea canyon has colorful rock walls that are 2,857 feet high. On the northwestern coast are rugged cliffs that make it impossible to build a road around the whole island.
Official Color: Purple
Island Flower: Mokihana from the native tree (Pelea anisata) designated as the official lei material.