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Islands of the state of Hawaii
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Location of Hawaii within the United States
Geography
Location North Pacific
Archipelago Hawaiian Islands
Total islands

Approximately 8

Islands (including 4 of the Midway Atoll)
Major islands Hawaiʻi, Maui, Kahoʻolawe. Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi, Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, Niʻihau
Area 6,423 sq mi (16,640 km2)
Length 1,500 mi (2,400 km)
Coastline 750 mi (1,210 km)
Highest point 13,796 ft (4,205 m) (Mauna Kea)
Administration
United States
State Hawaii (excluding the federally governed Midway Atoll)
Demographics
Population 1,360,301 (2010)

The following is a list of islands of Hawaii. The state of Hawaii, consisting of the Hawaiian Islands, has the fourth-longest ocean coastline of the 50 states (after Alaska, Florida, and California) at 750 miles (1,210 km). It is the only state that consists entirely of islands with 6,422.62 mi² (16,635 km²) of land. The Hawaiian Island archipelago extends some 1,500 miles (2,400 km) from the southernmost island of Hawaiʻi to the northernmost Kure Atoll. Despite being within the boundaries of Hawaii, Midway Atoll, comprising several smaller islands, is not included as an island of Hawaii, because it is classified as a United States Minor Outlying Islands and is therefore administered by the federal government and not the state.

Hawaii is divided into five counties: Hawaiʻi, Honolulu, Kalawao, Kauaʻi, and Maui. Each island is included in the boundaries and under the administration of one of these counties. Honolulu County, despite being centralized, administers the outlying Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Kalawao (the smallest county in the United States in terms of land area) and Maui, both occupying the island of Molokaʻi, are the only counties that share the same island. Hawaii is typically recognized by its eight main islands: Hawaiʻi, Maui, Kahoʻolawe, Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi, Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, and Niʻihau.

The state of Hawaii officially recognizes only 137 islands in the state which includes four islands of the Midway Atoll.[1] An island in this sense may also include much smaller and typically uninhabited islets, rocks, coral reefs, and atolls. For that reason, this article lists 152 separate islands (but also names smaller island chains such as the French Frigate Shoals, which includes 13 islands of its own). Some of these are too small to appear on maps, and others, such as Maro Reef, only appear above the water's surface during times of low tide. Others, such as Shark and Skate islands, have completely eroded away.

The majority of the Hawaiian Islands are uninhabited with Niʻihau being the westernmost island with a permanent population. All the islands west of Niʻihau—those categorized as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands—are unpopulated and recently incorporated into the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The island of Oʻahu has 953,207 residents (about 70% of the state's population), and the island of Hawaiʻi is by far the largest island with an area of 4,028 mi² (10,432 km²)—62.7% of the state's land area. The islands were first settled as early as AD 300 by Polynesian long-distance navigators. British captain James Cook was the first European to land on the islands in January 1778.[2] The islands, which were governed independently up until 1898 were then annexed by the United States as a territory from 1898–1959. On August 21, 1959, they were collectively admitted as the 50th state.

The islands are the exposed peaks of a great undersea mountain range known as the Hawaiian–Emperor seamount chain, formed by volcanic activity over a hotspot in the Earth's mantle. The archipelago formed as the Pacific plate moved slowly northwestward over a hotspot in the mantle at about 32 miles (51 km) per million years. The islands in the northwest of the archipelago are older and typically smaller, due to longer exposure to erosion. The age of the archipelago has been estimated using potassium-argon dating methods.[3] It is estimated that the northwesternmost Kure Atoll is the oldest at approximately 28 million years, while the southeasternmost Hawaiʻi Island is approximately 400,000 years old and still subjected to ongoing volcanism—one of the most active hotspots on Earth.[4][5]

Hawaiʻi County[edit]

Hawaiʻi County centers on Hawaiʻi Island. With an area of 4,028 mi² (10,432 km²), it is larger than all of the other islands of Hawaii combined, encompassing approximately 62.7% of the entire state's land area. It is also the largest island in the United States. In modern times, Hawaiʻi is known commonly as the "Big Island" to reduce confusion between the island and the state itself. The island also contains the state's highest peak: Mauna Kea at 13,796 feet (4,205 m). Hawaiʻi County as a whole has 27 islands and a total population of 185,079.

Island Coordinates
Arched Rock 19°14′04″N 155°54′03″W / 19.23444°N 155.90090°W / 19.23444; -155.90090 (Arched Rock)
Coconut Island (Moku Ola) 19°43′57″N 155°04′17″W / 19.73250°N 155.07139°W / 19.73250; -155.07139 (Coconut Island)
Hawaiʻi 19°30′02″N 155°30′02″W / 19.50056°N 155.50056°W / 19.50056; -155.50056 (Hawaiʻi Island)
Kalaemano 19°28′48″N 155°56′15″W / 19.48005°N 155.93738°W / 19.48005; -155.93738 (Kalaemano)
Kaluahee Rock 19°17′32″N 155°53′29″W / 19.29222°N 155.89130°W / 19.29222; -155.89130 (Kaluahee Rock)
Kaopapa 19°28′06″N 155°55′30″W / 19.46833°N 155.92500°W / 19.46833; -155.92500 (Kaopapa)
Kauhuula 19°10′51″N 155°25′27″W / 19.18083°N 155.42417°W / 19.18083; -155.42417 (Kauhuula)
Kaula'ināiwi Island 19°44′06″N 155°04′21″W / 19.73500°N 155.07250°W / 19.73500; -155.07250 (Kaula'ināiwi Island)
Kawelohea 19°05′09″N 155°33′13″W / 19.08583°N 155.55361°W / 19.08583; -155.55361 (Kawelohea)
Keaoi Island 19°16′15″N 155°15′24″W / 19.27083°N 155.25667°W / 19.27083; -155.25667 (Keaoi Island)
Kipu Rock 19°26′48″N 155°55′24″W / 19.44667°N 155.92333°W / 19.44667; -155.92333 (Kipu Rock)
Kuhulu Rock 19°17′24″N 155°53′33″W / 19.29000°N 155.89250°W / 19.29000; -155.89250 (Kuhulu Rock)
Laahana 19°11′36″N 155°23′58″W / 19.19333°N 155.39944°W / 19.19333; -155.39944 (Laahana)
Lepeamoa Rock 19°20′22″N 155°53′17″W / 19.33944°N 155.88806°W / 19.33944; -155.88806 (Lepeamoa Rock)
Mahikea Island 19°44′16″N 155°01′54″W / 19.73778°N 155.03167°W / 19.73778; -155.03167 (Mahikea Island)
Mokuhonu 18°56′49″N 155°41′52″W / 18.94694°N 155.69778°W / 18.94694; -155.69778 (Mokuhonu)
Mokuokahailani Rock 19°10′57″N 155°26′12″W / 19.18250°N 155.43667°W / 19.18250; -155.43667 (Mokuokahailani Rock)
Mokupuku 20°11′43″N 155°42′09″W / 20.19528°N 155.70250°W / 20.19528; -155.70250 (Mokupuku)
Opihi Rock 19°34′57″N 154°54′53″W / 19.58250°N 154.91472°W / 19.58250; -154.91472 (Opihi Rock)
Pa'akea 18°58′10″N 155°36′52″W / 18.96944°N 155.61444°W / 18.96944; -155.61444 (Pa'akea)
Paokalani Island 20°11′42″N 155°42′19″W / 20.19500°N 155.70528°W / 20.19500; -155.70528 (Paokalani Island)
Pa'akea 18°58′10″N 155°36′52″W / 18.96944°N 155.61444°W / 18.96944; -155.61444 (Pa'akea)
Pohakulua 19°55′00″N 155°53′51″W / 19.91667°N 155.89750°W / 19.91667; -155.89750 (Pohakulua)
Pulehua Island 18°58′00″N 155°37′23″W / 18.96667°N 155.62306°W / 18.96667; -155.62306 (Pulehua Island)
Reeds Island 19°43′38″N 155°05′53″W / 19.72722°N 155.09806°W / 19.72722; -155.09806 (Reeds Island)
Wahinemakanui 19°39′55″N 154°58′45″W / 19.66528°N 154.97917°W / 19.66528; -154.97917 (Wahinemakanui)

Honolulu County[edit]

Known officially as the City and County of Honolulu, the county includes both the urban district of Honolulu (the state's largest city and capital) and the rest of the island of Oʻahu, as well as several minor surrounding islands. The county also administers the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands with the exception of the federal governed Midway Atoll. The county's population in 2010 was 953,207, making it the 43rd most populated county in the United States. At 596.7 mi² (1,545.4 km²), the island of Oʻahu is the third largest island and also the most populated, accounting for approximately 70% of the entire state's population. The county as a whole has 63 islands, and 32 of those belong to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Island Coordinates
Ahu O Laka Island 21°27′59″N 157°48′37″W / 21.46639°N 157.81028°W / 21.46639; -157.81028 (Ahu O Laka Island)
Banzai Rocks 21°39′50″N 158°03′35″W / 21.66389°N 158.05972°W / 21.66389; -158.05972 (Banzai Rocks)
Coconut Island (Mokuoloe) 21°26′01″N 157°47′18″W / 21.43361°N 157.78833°W / 21.43361; -157.78833 (Coconut Island)
Coral Island 21°27′01″N 157°47′12″W / 21.45028°N 157.78667°W / 21.45028; -157.78667 (Coral Island)
Ford Island 21°22′00″N 157°57′53″W / 21.36667°N 157.96472°W / 21.36667; -157.96472 (Ford Island)
Kaohikaipu Island 21°19′25″N 157°39′33″W / 21.32361°N 157.65917°W / 21.32361; -157.65917 (Kaohikaipu Island)
Khewa Moku 21°40′32″N 157°55′36″W / 21.67556°N 157.92667°W / 21.67556; -157.92667 (Khewa Moku)
Kūkaimanini Island 21°41′47″N 158°01′26″W / 21.69639°N 158.02389°W / 21.69639; -158.02389 (Kūkaimanini Island)
Kahakaʻaulana Island 21°18′47″N 157°53′53″W / 21.31306°N 157.89806°W / 21.31306; -157.89806 (Kahakaʻaulana Island)
Kapapa Island 21°28′48″N 157°48′05″W / 21.48000°N 157.80139°W / 21.48000; -157.80139 (Kapapa Island)
Kekepa Island 21°27′54″N 157°46′41″W / 21.46500°N 157.77806°W / 21.46500; -157.77806 (Kekepa Island)
Kukuihoʻolua 21°39′12″N 157°54′58″W / 21.65333°N 157.91611°W / 21.65333; -157.91611 (Kukuihoʻolua)
Laulaunui Island 21°22′01″N 158°00′57″W / 21.36694°N 158.01583°W / 21.36694; -158.01583 (Laulaunui Island)
Mōkōlea Rock 21°26′06″N 157°43′20″W / 21.43500°N 157.72222°W / 21.43500; -157.72222 (Mōkōlea Rock)
Mānana Island 21°19′54″N 157°39′35″W / 21.33167°N 157.65972°W / 21.33167; -157.65972 (Mānana Island)
Mokauea Island 21°18′41″N 157°53′42″W / 21.31139°N 157.89500°W / 21.31139; -157.89500 (Mokauea Island)
Mokoliʻi 21°30′46″N 157°49′57″W / 21.51278°N 157.83250°W / 21.51278; -157.83250 (Mokoliʻi)
Mokuʻlai 21°39′07″N 157°54′43″W / 21.65194°N 157.91194°W / 21.65194; -157.91194 (Mokuʻlai)
Mokuaia Island 21°39′57″N 157°55′32″W / 21.66583°N 157.92556°W / 21.66583; -157.92556 (Mokuaia Island)
Mokuauia (Goat Island) 21°39′57″N 157°55′32″W / 21.66583°N 157.92556°W / 21.66583; -157.92556 (Mokuauia)
Moku Moʻo 21°23′33″N 157°48′27″W / 21.39250°N 157.80750°W / 21.39250; -157.80750 (Moku Moʻo)
Moku Iki 21°22′16″N 157°57′01″W / 21.37111°N 157.95028°W / 21.37111; -157.95028 (Moku Iki)
Mokulua Islands 21°23′42″N 157°42′04″W / 21.39500°N 157.70111°W / 21.39500; -157.70111 (Mokulua Islands)
Moku Manu 21°28′23″N 157°43′23″W / 21.47306°N 157.72306°W / 21.47306; -157.72306 (Moku Manu)
Mokumanu Islands 21°28′00″N 157°43′00″W / 21.46667°N 157.71667°W / 21.46667; -157.71667 (Mokumanu Islands)
Moku Nui 21°22′16″N 157°57′08″W / 21.37111°N 157.95222°W / 21.37111; -157.95222 (Moku Nui)
Mokuoeo Island 21°18′44″N 157°54′19″W / 21.31222°N 157.90528°W / 21.31222; -157.90528 (Mokuoeo Island)
Oʻahu 21°26′00″N 157°58′00″W / 21.43333°N 157.96667°W / 21.43333; -157.96667 (Oʻahu)
Pōhaku Kulaʻilaʻi 21°31′48″N 158°13′58″W / 21.53000°N 158.23278°W / 21.53000; -158.23278 (Pōhaku Kulaʻilaʻi)
Papaʻamoi Island 21°42′19″N 158°00′45″W / 21.70528°N 158.01250°W / 21.70528; -158.01250 (Papa'amoi Island)
Popoia Island 21°24′11″N 157°43′24″W / 21.40306°N 157.72333°W / 21.40306; -157.72333 (Popoia Island)
Pulemoku 21°39′46″N 157°55′05″W / 21.66278°N 157.91806°W / 21.66278; -157.91806 (Pulemoku)
Sand Island 21°18′30″N 157°53′00″W / 21.30833°N 157.88333°W / 21.30833; -157.88333 (Sand Island)
Wānanapaoa Islands 21°38′31″N 158°04′21″W / 21.64194°N 158.07250°W / 21.64194; -158.07250 (Wānanapaoa Islands)

Northwestern Hawaii Islands[edit]

The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (also known as the Leeward Islands) are the small islands and atolls in the Hawaiian island chain located northwest of the larger islands of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau. For administrative purposes, all of these islands are controlled by Honolulu County. The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands consist of nine main islands and innumerable islets, coral reefs, atolls, sandbar, and intermittent islands—some of which are officially named. All of these islands account for only 3.1075 mi² (8.0485 km²) and have no permanent residents.

Midway Atoll, sometimes referred to as Midway Island, is a 2.4 mi² (6.2 km²) archipelago. For quite some time, it had a permanent population of naval personnel. It is one of the northwesternmost islands, located 161 miles (259 km) east of the International Date Line. Kure Atoll is the only island west at 55 miles (89 km) beyond Midway Atoll. It also observes a different time zone (Samoa Time Zone) than the rest of the Hawaiian Islands. Because of its strong military history, Midway Atoll is classified as a Minor Outlying Island, an unorganized territory of the United States and is therefore not under the jurisdiction of Hawaii. Midway Atoll consists of four individual islands.

  Indicates an island that is part of the Midway Atoll
Island Coordinates
Bare Island 23°44′53″N 166°08′53″W / 23.74809°N 166.14808°W / 23.74809; -166.14808 (Bare Island)
Bird Island 27°47′04″N 175°50′10″W / 27.78444°N 175.83611°W / 27.78444; -175.83611 (Bird Island)
Disappearing Island 23°42′58″N 166°08′10″W / 23.71601°N 166.13602°W / 23.71601; -166.13602 (Disappearing Island)
Eastern Island 28°12′35″N 177°19′46″W / 28.20985°N 177.32933°W / 28.20985; -177.32933 (Eastern Island)
East Island 23°44′48″N 166°08′58″W / 23.74675°N 166.14954°W / 23.74675; -166.14954 (East Island)
French Frigate Shoals 23°44′56″N 166°08′46″W / 23.74889°N 166.14611°W / 23.74889; -166.14611 (French Frigate Shoals)
Gardner Pinnacles 25°00′01″N 167°55′00″W / 25.00028°N 167.91667°W / 25.00028; -167.91667 (Gardner Pinnacles)
Gin Island 23°44′13″N 166°08′23″W / 23.73693°N 166.13967°W / 23.73693; -166.13967 (Gin Island)
Grass Island 27°45′55″N 175°54′02″W / 27.76528°N 175.90056°W / 27.76528; -175.90056 (Grass Island)
Green Island 28°23′40″N 178°17′51″W / 28.39444°N 178.29750°W / 28.39444; -178.29750 (Grass Island)
Hermes Atoll 27°50′00″N 175°50′00″W / 27.83333°N 175.83333°W / 27.83333; -175.83333 (Hermes Atoll)
Kittery Island 27°45′28″N 175°56′25″W / 27.75778°N 175.94028°W / 27.75778; -175.94028 (Kittery Island)
Kure Atoll 28°25′00″N 178°20′00″W / 28.41667°N 178.33333°W / 28.41667; -178.33333 (Kure Atoll)
Laysan Island 25°46′15″N 171°44′15″W / 25.77083°N 171.73750°W / 25.77083; -171.73750 (Laysan Island)
Le Perouse Pinnacle 23°44′50″N 166°09′32″W / 23.74714°N 166.15881°W / 23.74714; -166.15881 (Le Perouse Pinnacle)
Lisianski Island 26°02′00″N 174°00′01″W / 26.03333°N 174.00028°W / 26.03333; -174.00028 (Lisianski Island)
Little Gin Island 23°44′06″N 166°08′18″W / 23.73489°N 166.13821°W / 23.73489; -166.13821 (Little Gin Island)
Little North Island 27°54′10″N 175°44′16″W / 27.90278°N 175.73778°W / 27.90278; -175.73778 (Little North Island)
Maro Reef 25°24′54″N 170°35′24″W / 25.41500°N 170.59000°W / 25.41500; -170.59000 (Maro Reef)
Midway Atoll 28°14′12″N 177°22′15″W / 28.23660°N 177.37092°W / 28.23660; -177.37092 (Midway Atoll)
Mullet Island 23°45′36″N 166°09′20″W / 23.75987°N 166.15563°W / 23.75987; -166.15563 (Mullet Island)
Necker Island 23°35′00″N 164°42′00″W / 23.58333°N 164.70000°W / 23.58333; -164.70000 (Necker Island)
Nihoa 23°06′00″N 161°58′00″W / 23.10000°N 161.96667°W / 23.10000; -161.96667 (Nihoa)
North Island 27°55′00″N 175°44′00″W / 27.91667°N 175.73333°W / 27.91667; -175.73333 (North Island)
Pearl Atoll 27°50′00″N 175°50′00″W / 27.83333°N 175.83333°W / 27.83333; -175.83333 (Pearl Atoll)
Round Island 23°45′34″N 166°09′26″W / 23.75953°N 166.15714°W / 23.75953; -166.15714 (Round Island)
Sand Island1 28°12′34″N 177°22′43″W / 28.20955°N 177.37851°W / 28.20955; -177.37851 (Sand Island (Midway Atoll))
Sand Island2 27°47′09″N 175°51′40″W / 27.78583°N 175.86111°W / 27.78583; -175.86111 (Sand Island)
Seal Island 27°45′09″N 175°56′05″W / 27.75250°N 175.93472°W / 27.75250; -175.93472 (Seal Island)
Shark Island 23°45′38″N 166°10′00″W / 23.76042°N 166.16679°W / 23.76042; -166.16679 (Shark Island)
Skate Island 23°45′55″N 166°09′28″W / 23.76535°N 166.15765°W / 23.76535; -166.15765 (Skate Island)
Spit Island 28°12′23″N 177°20′59″W / 28.20637°N 177.34967°W / 28.20637; -177.34967 (Spit Island)
Southeast Island 27°46′51″N 175°48′42″W / 27.78083°N 175.81167°W / 27.78083; -175.81167 (Southeast Island)
Tern Island 23°45′45″N 166°09′55″W / 23.76238°N 166.16516°W / 23.76238; -166.16516 (Tern Island)
Trig Island 23°45′52″N 166°09′41″W / 23.76456°N 166.16126°W / 23.76456; -166.16126 (Trig Island)
Whale Island 23°45′57″N 166°09′28″W / 23.76589°N 166.15773°W / 23.76589; -166.15773 (Whale Island)
Shallow Island
Near Island
Ocean Island

Kalawao County[edit]

Kalawao County contains no individual islands of its own. With a census population of 90, the county is the country's second smallest county in terms of population with eight more residents than Loving County, Texas. At 13.21 mi² (34 km²), it is the smallest county by land area in the United States and is often omitted from certain maps. Kalawao County shares the island of Molokaʻi with Maui County and occupies only 5% of the island's 260 mi² (673 km²) and 1.2% of the island's 7,404 residents.

Island Coordinates
Molokaʻi 21°11′49″N 156°58′02″W / 21.19694°N 156.96722°W / 21.19694; -156.96722 (Molokaʻi (Kalawao County))

Kauaʻi County[edit]

Kauaʻi County is the northwesternmost county (excluding the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands) in the state. It occupies the two main islands of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau. Kauai is fourth largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago at 562.3 mi² (1430.4 km²). With a population of 58,303 (2000), it holds 99.7% of the county's population of 58,463. The remaining 160 residents reside on Niʻihau. Lehua and Kaʻula are the third and fourth largest islands, although they are very small and uninhabited. Kaʻula is the westernmost of the Hawaiian Islands not included in the Northwestern Hawaiian Island chain. The county as a whole has eight islands.

Island Coordinates
Kaʻula 21°39′40″N 160°32′30″W / 21.66111°N 160.54167°W / 21.66111; -160.54167 (Kaʻula)
Kalanipuao Rock 21°52′55″N 159°31′33″W / 21.88194°N 159.52583°W / 21.88194; -159.52583 (Kalanipuao Rock)
Kauaʻi 21°56′37″N 159°29′38″W / 21.94361°N 159.49389°W / 21.94361; -159.49389 (Kauaʻi)
Kuakamoku Rock 21°53′36″N 160°13′11″W / 21.89333°N 160.21972°W / 21.89333; -160.21972 (Kuakamoku Rock)
Lehua 22°01′10″N 160°06′02″W / 22.01944°N 160.10056°W / 22.01944; -160.10056 (Lehua)
Mokuaeae 22°14′16″N 159°24′20″W / 22.23778°N 159.40556°W / 22.23778; -159.40556 (Mokuaeae)
Niʻihau 21°54′24″N 160°08′57″W / 21.90667°N 160.14917°W / 21.90667; -160.14917 (Niʻihau)
Puʻukole 22°00′27″N 160°05′49″W / 22.00750°N 160.09694°W / 22.00750; -160.09694 (Puʻukole)

Maui County[edit]

Maui County consists of four of the state's main islands: Maui, Kahoʻolawe, Lānaʻi, and Molokaʻi. With a land area of 1,159.20 mi² (3,002 km²), it had a population of 154,834 in 2000. The island of Maui has the most residents at 117,644 (76% of the county's population). It is also the largest of the county's island with 727.2 mi² (1,883.5 km²) of land—the state's second largest island and the 17th largest in the country. At 44.6 mi² (115.5 km²), Kahoʻolawe is the state's largest island with no permanent inhabitants. Lānaʻi has a population of 3,193; Molokaʻi has a population of 7,404. Molokaʻi is the only island in Hawaii that is divided between two counties. With a population of 90, Kalawao County occupies a tiny 13.21 mi² (34 km²) portion on the northern shore of the island. Maui County contains 59 named islands.

Island Coordinates
Āhole Rock 20°38′59″N 156°03′27″W / 20.64972°N 156.0575°W / 20.64972; -156.0575 (Āhole Rock)
Ālau Island 20°43′53″N 155°58′49″W / 20.73139°N 155.98028°W / 20.73139; -155.98028 (Alau Island)
Aawaiki 20°57′58″N 156°31′26″W / 20.96611°N 156.52389°W / 20.96611; -156.52389 (Aawaiki)
Aawanui 20°57′50″N 156°31′19″W / 20.96389°N 156.52194°W / 20.96389; -156.52194 (Aawanui)
Aluea Rocks 20°50′58″N 156°07′32″W / 20.84944°N 156.12556°W / 20.84944; -156.12556 (Aluea Rocks)
Haukoʻi 21°10′05″N 156°53′54″W / 21.16806°N 156.89833°W / 21.16806; -156.89833 (Haukoʻi)
Huelo 21°10′27″N 156°55′09″W / 21.17417°N 156.91917°W / 21.17417; -156.91917 (Huelo)
Hulu Island 20°57′40″N 156°31′10″W / 20.96111°N 156.51944°W / 20.96111; -156.51944 (Hulu Island)
Kaelua 20°49′51″N 156°05′55″W / 20.83083°N 156.09861°W / 20.83083; -156.09861 (Kaelua)
Kahʻlau 20°53′55″N 156°11′49″W / 20.89861°N 156.19694°W / 20.89861; -156.19694 (Kahʻlau)
Kahoʻolawe 20°33′00″N 156°36′00″W / 20.55000°N 156.60000°W / 20.55000; -156.60000 (Kahoʻolawe)
Kalaepohaku 20°46′56″N 156°27′50″W / 20.78222°N 156.46389°W / 20.78222; -156.46389 (Kalaepohaku)
Kanahā Rock 21°08′02″N 156°42′28″W / 21.13389°N 156.70778°W / 21.13389; -156.70778 (Kanahā Rock)
Kaneapua 20°44′14″N 156°58′08″W / 20.73722°N 156.96889°W / 20.73722; -156.96889 (Kaneapua)
Moku o Kau 20°54′28″N 156°12′38″W / 20.90778°N 156.21056°W / 20.90778; -156.21056 (Moku o Kau)
Kauwalu 20°51′33″N 156°07′56″W / 20.85917°N 156.13222°W / 20.85917; -156.13222 (Kauwalu)
Keʻpuka Rock 20°52′44″N 156°10′31″W / 20.87889°N 156.17528°W / 20.87889; -156.17528 (Keʻpuka Rock)
Kukuipalaoa 21°10′19″N 156°49′51″W / 21.17194°N 156.83083°W / 21.17194; -156.83083 (Kukuipalaoa)
Lānaʻi 20°50′30″N 156°55′04″W / 20.84167°N 156.91778°W / 20.84167; -156.91778 (Lānaʻi)
Laupapa Rock 20°41′31″N 156°00′30″W / 20.69194°N 156.00833°W / 20.69194; -156.00833 (Laupapa Rock)
Mākālea Rock 21°10′43″N 156°53′20″W / 21.17861°N 156.88889°W / 21.17861; -156.88889 (Mākōlea Rock)
Mākapu Island 21°11′12″N 156°55′37″W / 21.18667°N 156.92694°W / 21.18667; -156.92694 (Mākapu Island)
Mākoholā Island 21°10′29″N 156°52′46″W / 21.17472°N 156.87944°W / 21.17472; -156.87944 (Mākoholā Island)
Mahinanui 20°59′55″N 156°32′38″W / 20.99861°N 156.54389°W / 20.99861; -156.54389 (Mahinanui)
Makoloaka Island 20°50′29″N 156°07′26″W / 20.84139°N 156.12389°W / 20.84139; -156.12389 (Makoloaka Island)
Maui 20°34′55″N 156°22′30″W / 20.58194°N 156.37500°W / 20.58194; -156.37500 (Maui)
Mokeehia Island 20°59′23″N 156°31′43″W / 20.98972°N 156.52861°W / 20.98972; -156.52861 (Mokeehia Island)
Mokuʻula 20°52′18″N 156°40′40″W / 20.87167°N 156.67778°W / 20.87167; -156.67778 (Mokuʻula)
Mokuhālua 20°52′00″N 156°09′14″W / 20.86667°N 156.15389°W / 20.86667; -156.15389 (Mokuhālua)
Mokuhala 20°51′43″N 156°08′12″W / 20.86194°N 156.13667°W / 20.86194; -156.13667 (Mokuhala)
Mokuhoʻoniki 21°08′09″N 156°42′21″W / 21.13583°N 156.70583°W / 21.13583; -156.70583 (Mokuhoʻoniki)
Mokuhuki 20°49′51″N 156°07′06″W / 20.83083°N 156.11833°W / 20.83083; -156.11833 (Mokuhuki)
Mokulau 20°38′24″N 156°06′48″W / 20.64000°N 156.11333°W / 20.64000; -156.11333 (Mokulau)
Mokumana 20°51′46″N 156°08′01″W / 20.86278°N 156.13361°W / 20.86278; -156.13361 (Mokumana)
Mokumanu 21°10′21″N 156°53′28″W / 21.17250°N 156.89111°W / 21.17250; -156.89111 (Mokumanu)
Mokupala 20°42′27″N 155°59′47″W / 20.70750°N 155.99639°W / 20.70750; -155.99639 (Mokupala)
Mokupapa1 20°39′03″N 156°03′39″W / 20.65083°N 156.06083°W / 20.65083; -156.06083 (Mokupapa)
Mokupapa2 20°49′41″N 156°04′58″W / 20.82806°N 156.08278°W / 20.82806; -156.08278 (Mokupapa)
Mokupapapa 21°09′45″N 156°43′58″W / 21.16250°N 156.73278°W / 21.16250; -156.73278 (Mokupapapa)
Mokupipi 20°49′40″N 156°04′57″W / 20.82778°N 156.08250°W / 20.82778; -156.08250 (Mokupipi)
Molokaʻi 20°43′53″N 155°58′49″W / 20.73139°N 155.98028°W / 20.73139; -155.98028 (Molokaʻi)
Molokini 20°38′01″N 156°29′50″W / 20.63361°N 156.49722°W / 20.63361; -156.49722 (Molokini)
Moku Naio 20°44′28″N 156°58′10″W / 20.74111°N 156.96944°W / 20.74111; -156.96944 (Moku Naio)
Namoku 21°12′31″N 156°59′17″W / 21.20861°N 156.98806°W / 21.20861; -156.98806 (Namoku)
Nanahoa 20°49′43″N 156°59′43″W / 20.82861°N 156.99528°W / 20.82861; -156.99528 (Nanahoa)
Okala Island 21°10′40″N 156°55′55″W / 21.17778°N 156.93194°W / 21.17778; -156.93194 (Okala Island)
Pāʻāonuʻakea 21°10′00″N 156°54′01″W / 21.16667°N 156.90028°W / 21.16667; -156.90028 (Pāʻāonuʻakea)
Pai Island 20°49′14″N 156°04′09″W / 20.82056°N 156.06917°W / 20.82056; -156.06917 (Pai Island)
Papaloa 20°45′32″N 155°58′53″W / 20.75889°N 155.98139°W / 20.75889; -155.98139 (Papaloa)
Papanui o Kane 20°56′55″N 156°16′50″W / 20.94861°N 156.28056°W / 20.94861; -156.28056 (Papanui o Kane)
Pohaku Manamana 20°35′00″N 156°20′37″W / 20.58333°N 156.34361°W / 20.58333; -156.34361 (Pohaku Manamana)
Pohaku Paea 20°35′53″N 156°26′09″W / 20.59806°N 156.43583°W / 20.59806; -156.43583 (Pohaku Paea)
Poopoo 20°44′19″N 156°55′25″W / 20.73861°N 156.92361°W / 20.73861; -156.92361 (Poopoo)
Puāukiʻi Island 20°45′37″N 155°58′57″W / 20.76028°N 155.98250°W / 20.76028; -155.98250 (Puʻukiʻi Island)
Puāukoaʻe 20°30′50″N 156°36′48″W / 20.51389°N 156.61333°W / 20.51389; -156.61333 (Puʻukoaʻe)
Puupehe 20°44′15″N 156°53′35″W / 20.73750°N 156.89306°W / 20.73750; -156.89306 (Puupehe)
Twin Rocks 20°45′43″N 155°58′48″W / 20.76194°N 155.98000°W / 20.76194; -155.98000 (Twin Rocks)
Waiʻāpae 20°37′40″N 156°12′37″W / 20.62778°N 156.21028°W / 20.62778; -156.21028 (Waiʻāpae)
Waiakapuhi 20°34′48″N 156°22′01″W / 20.58000°N 156.36694°W / 20.58000; -156.36694 (Waiakapuhi)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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