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Fast Facts About Maui
Area: 727.3 square miles, with 120 miles of coastline - about 48 miles long and 26 miles wide
Languages: English, Hawaiian
County Seat: Wailuku
Nickname: The Valley Isle
Racial Composition: Caucasian 34%; Hawaiian/Part Hawaiian: 23%; Mixed (except Hawaiian): 16%; Filipino 15%; Japanese 10%; Chinese/Korean/Samoan/Tongan 1%
Tourism: Approximately 2 million visitors a year
Airports: Kahalui (main airport); Kapalua in Northwest Maui; Hana in East Maui
Popularity: Maui has been voted "Best Island in the World" 16 times by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
History: The oldest school west of the Rocky Mountains is the Lahainaluna High School, founded in 1831, in Lahaina.
State Bird: The nene (endangered), a distant relative of the Canadian goose
State Marine Mammal: The humpback whale, also endangered
Ecological Diversity: Maui possesses 10 out of the world's 13 ecosystems, including rain forest and desert
Average Temperature: 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit
Average Ocean Temperature: High 70s to Low 80s Fahrenheit
Tsunami Warnings: Sirens tested on the first Monday of each month
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