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Kauai's first settlers arrived in approximately the fourth or fifth century A.D.
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Kauai is the shape of an almost perfect circle.
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Kauai is 552 square miles large.
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Kauai was formed by Kilauea volcano.
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Kauai is the oldest of the major Hawaiian Islands.
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Kauai is the least populated of all the major Hawaiian islands.
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Kauai County includes the islands of Kauai, Niihau, and uninhabited Lehua and Kaula.
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On Kauai, as throughout the State of Hawaii, there are no separate municipal governments.
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Kauai is located at 22oN, 159o30'W, 105 miles northwest of Oahu.
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Two thirds of the people on Kauai are tourists or visitors.
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Kauai is the location of the first recorded contact between Westerners and native Hawaiians. (Captain James Cook came ashore at Waimea Bay in 1778).
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Important products of Kauai are sugarcane, fruit, vegetables, taro and beef.

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Hawaii's largest coffee plantation, The Kauai Coffee Company, is on Kauai.

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