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Hawaiian Geography is composed of a chain of over 20 islands with unique and world famous Hawaiian beaches. Hawaii's primary economic industry is tourism primarily due to the Hawaiian Islands lush beauty and year-round mild temperatures and prestine landscapes. Each of the Hawaiian Islands is known to locals and visitors alike by the meanings of the names for each island. (posted below) It might be easier to remember The Hawaiian Islands by name this way. Another method for recalling them may be to use the first letters of each island to create a sudaname such as: (in geograpical order) that's: KOMMLaHaNi

(K) Kauai      (The Garden Isle) 

(O) Oahu      (The Gathering Place)

(M) Maui       (The Valley Isle)

(M) Molokai  (The Friendly Isle) 

(La) Lanai    (The Pineapple Isle)

(Ha) Hawaii  (The Big Island)

(Ni) Niihau    (The Forbidden Isle)

 
KAUAI "The Garden Isle"

Kauai is a lush green island with long beaches and large gardens and is the oldest Hawaiian island.

MAP OF KAUAI

 
OAHU "The Gathering Place"

Oahu Hawaii Map, Waikiki Map, Honolulu Map

Oahu is the most populated Hawaiian island, and also the most frequently visited. There are many historic military sites and of course many beautiful beaches and hotels.

MAP OF OAHU

MAUI "The Valley Isle"

In Maui there is plenty of nightlife to accompany the days pursuit of gorgeous beaches and huge volcanic craters.

MAP OF MAUI

MOLOKAI "The Friendly Isle"

Molokai is a small, quiet island with long, empty beaches. Home of Father Damiens famous leper colony.

MAP OF MOLOKAI

 
LANAI "The Pineapple Island"

Lanai is a very small and quiet island. Lanai is the ultimate hideaway - good for relaxing.

MAP OF LANAI

 
HAWAII "The Big Island"

The Big Island is the newest and largest of the Hawaiian Islands. It boasts black, green, and white sand beaches; one of the most active volcanoes in the world; and 11 of the worlds 13 climates. It even snows here on the mountains.

HAWAII BIG ISLAND MAP

Niihau "The Forbidden Island"

Unless invited you cannot stay on this tiny island.

HAWAII TRAVEL & TOURIST INFO DIRECTORY
 
Hawaii "Topography Map"

Hawaii Topo Maps allow the viewer to see an Arial Overview of the Hawaiian Island Chain. Controls allow for zooming in and 360 degree navigation.

HAWAII TOPOGRAPHY MAP

 
Hawaii Volcano "Lava Flow Maps"

Hawaii Volcano "Cone Configurations Map"

Volcanos in Hawaii are quite the attraction especially at night when the sky and ocean light up with the worlds most active Volcano located at Kilauea.

HAWAII VOLCANO LAVA FLOW MAP 

 
Today's Hawaiian Islands Weather Video Forecast
HAWAIIAN WEATHER FORECAST STATION

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