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Kauai is an incredibly beautiful island created and shaped by powerful forces. But this island paradise can also be incredibly dangerous if you’re not careful. Some of the same powerful forces that shaped the island are still at play. Powerful waves, rip currents, and other beach and ocean hazards continue to kill numerous people on …

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Facts About the Island of Kauai Nickname: The Garden IslandSquare Miles: 562.3 square miles (1430.4 km)Size: 33 miles wide and 25 miles acrossOrigin: VolcanicClimate: 75 to 85 degrees year-roundHighest point: Kawaikini – 5,243 ft (about 1 mile) (1,598 m)Population: 72,418 (2020)County Seat: LihueLargest Town: Kapaa (11,000)Time Zone: Hawaii Standard Time (there is no Daylight Savings …

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Located at the westernmost area of the United States, Kauai is home to several unique military bases related to naval operations and missile defense. US Navy The Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) at Barking Sands is located on the western shores of Kauai. It is the world’s largest multi-dimensional testing and training missile range. PMRF …

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With average temperatures ranging between 70 and 85 degrees throughout the year, there’s hardly ever a bad weather day on Kauai. Just be ready for the occasional refreshing rain. Kauai has several weather zones. The more arid (and warmer) western region (Waimea) receives significantly less rainfall than the lush interior rain forests and mountains that …

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