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Fast Facts About Maui

Population: 131,500

Area: 727.3 square miles, with 120 miles of coastline - about 48 miles long and 26 miles wide

Languages: English, Hawaiian

Time Zone: Hawaiian Time Zone, 2 hours earlier than Pacific Time Zone in winter and 3 hours earlier than Pacific Time Zone during Daylight Savings Time, which is not observed in Hawaii

Form of Government: Mayor of Maui County, which includes the islands of Lanai, Maui and Molokai, and a nine-member county council


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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.

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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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