Kauai - The Garden Island

Kauai - The Garden Island Visual Arts Geography Social Studies World History

This map depicts the main locations on Kauai, "The Garden Island" (also called the "Island of Discovery").

Note, in the center of the map, a reference to Mount Waialeale.  An ancient volcanic crater, Mt Waialeale was a sacred place to ancient Hawaiians (and remains so in Hawaiian culture). 

Waialeale is known as one of the wettest places (if not the wettest place) on Earth.  NOAA's rainfall-graph website reports that by the 29th of November, Mount Waialeale's annual rainfall - for 2011 - was 326.96 inches. 

With 90 miles of coastline, Kauai measures 33 miles long, 25 miles wide and includes a total area of 549 square miles.

Known for its beauty, Kauai was the filming location for popular movies such as Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark and King Kong

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5190stories and lessons created

Original Release: Oct 07, 2013

Updated Last Revision: Feb 19, 2020

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Map of Kauai, by Summit Pacific.  Copyright, Summit Pacific, all rights reserved.  Image provided here as fair use for educational purposes.


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