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NameKaua i
NicknameThe Garden Isle
Image CaptionAugust 1995 satellite photo.
Locator MapMap of Hawaii highlighting Kauai.svg
Locator CaptionLocation in the state of Hawaii.
Area562.3 sq mi (1430.4 km2)
Highest MountKawaikini
Elevation5,243 ft (1,598 m)
Population As Of2008
Density106/sq mi (41/km2)
FlowerMokihana (Melicope anisata)
ColorPoni (purple)
Rank4th largest Hawaiian Island
Text ColorFFFFFF

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Kaua i or Kauai

(c-eniconˈkaʊ.aɪ; Hawaiian: -hawkɔuˈwɐʔi), known as Taua i in the ancient Kaua'i dialect, is geologically the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands. With an area of 562.3 sqmi (1456.4 km2), it is the fourth largest of the main islands in the Hawaiian archipelago, and the 21st largest island in the United States. Known also as the "Garden Isle", Kaua i lies 105 miles (170 km) across the Kaua i Channel, northwest of O ahu. This island is the site of Waimea Canyon State Park.

The United States Census Bureau defines Kaua i as Census Tracts 401 through 409 of Kaua i County, Hawai i, which is all of the county except for the islands of Kaʻula, Lehua, and Ni ihau. The 2000 census population of Kaua i (the island) was 58,303.

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