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Kauai Fact Sheet

Population: 63,004

 

Area: 552 sq. miles

 

Known for: Napali Coast, Waimea Canyon, Wailua River, Hanalei Bay, beautiful beaches

 

Capital City: Lihue

 

Major Airport: Kauai’s main airport is Lihue Airport (LIH) in southeastern Lihue.

 

Kauai Accommodation Areas: There are five major resort destinations on Kauai: Princeville on the North Shore, the Coconut Coast on the East Side, Kalapaki near Lihue, Poipu on the South Shore, and Waimea on the West Side.

 

Climate: Average temperature: 75˚ - 85˚ F.

 

Time Zone: Hawaii Standard Time (GMT-10 hours), 5 hours behind the US East Coast, 6 hours behind during Daylight Saving Time (Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time, March through November).

 

Languages: English, Hawaiian

 

Currency: U.S. Dollar

 

Area code: The area code for all of Hawaii is (808).

 

Golf Courses: 8

 

Highest Elevation: 5,243 feet (Kawaikini)

 

Island Nickname: The Garden Isle

 

Island Tagline: Kauai – Hawaii’s Island of Discovery

 

Island Flower: Mokihana (Green Berry)

 

Island Color: Purple