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Facts about the formation, location and landscape of Maui, Hawaii

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Maui was formed by an eruption that created two volcanoes, Haleakala and Mauna Kahalawai (now known as the West Maui Mountains).
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One of Maui's nicknames is the Valley Isle because of the valley that connects the two mountains. This valley was formed by erosion and lava flow.
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Haleakala, the highest point on Maui (10,023 feet), contains the world's largest dormant volcanic crater.
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Haleakala is considered active and is expected to erupt sometime within the next 200 years.
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The West Maui Mountains are considered an extinct volcano.
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Maui is 727.3 square miles with 120 miles of coastline.
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Maui County includes the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe. These four islands were originally one land mass called Maui-Nui.
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Maui is near the center of the Pacific Ocean.
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Maui is just below the Tropic of Cancer.
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Maui is 2,300 miles west of California.
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Maui the second largest of the 8 main Hawaiian islands.
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Maui is the second youngest island in the Hawaiian chain.
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Maui is 40 miles wide from east to west and 25 miles wide from north to
south.
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Maui has hundreds of streams but no rivers.

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