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Facts About the Island of Maui

General information, statistics, and facts about the island of Maui in Hawaii.

Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands with a land area of 729 square miles. It is 48 miles long and 26 miles across at its widest point.

117,644. Ethnic mix: 36% Caucasian, 23% Japanese, followed by Hawaiian, Chinese and Filipino.

Biggest Towns:
-1. Kahului
-2. Wailuku
-3. Lahaina

Major Industries:
-1. Tourism
-2. Sugar
-3. Pineapple
-4. Cattle
-5. Diversified Agriculture

Average Temperature:
75-85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Miles of Shoreline:
120 linear miles.

Number of Beaches:
81 accessible beaches. 39 have public facilities. Sands may be white, gold, black, salt and pepper, green or garnet, due to ancient volcanic activity.

Principal Resort Areas:
In West Maui the principal resort areas are Ka’anapali and Kapalua; South Maui’s prime resorts are Makena and Wailea. Hana, Kihei, Ma’alaea, Napili, Honokowai and Upcountry are also visitor destinations.

Highest Peak:
Haleakala Volcano (dormant), 10,023 feet. The summit depression is 21 miles across, and 4,000 feet deep, large enough to hold the island of Manhattan.

Number of Hotels:
Approximately 61, with 10,664 rooms.

Number of Vacation Condominiums:
Approximately 103, with 7,343 units.

Number of Bed And Breakfast Inns:

Number of Visitors Annually:
Approximately 2.2 million visitors visit Maui each year.

Number of Whales Annually:
Approximately 3,000 whales winter in Maui waters. There are only 7,000-8000 humpback whales surviving today. An adult whale is 45 feet long and weighs 40 tons. Baby whales born in Maui waters weigh a mere 2,000 pounds.

Most Popular Visitor Attractions:
The attractions and places consistently drawing the most visitors are Haleakala National Park, Lahaina Town, ‘Iao Valley State Park, Hana and the Maui Ocean Center.

There are 10 state parks, 94 county parks and community centers and one national park, Haleakala National Park.

Golf Courses:
Maui has sixteen golf courses.

Airports: The main airport is in Kahului at the center of Maui. There is also a smaller airport in Kapalua (West Maui), and a commuter airport in Hana. All major airlines offer direct service from the U.S. and Canada to Maui.

Maui Superlatives

    -Maui has been voted "Best Island in the World" by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine for ten consecutive years and "World’s Best Island" by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine for five years.

    -Maui has more miles of swimmable beach than any other Hawaiian island.

    -Maui has the largest dormant volcano in the world, Haleakala.

    -Maui has the second highest waterfall in the United States.

    -Maui had the lowest temperature ever recorded in the Hawaiian Islands, 11 degrees in 1961, atop Haleakala.
See also:
- Maui Facts from Maui-Info.com
- Wikipedia on Maui

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