Kahului

/kah"hooh looh"ee/, n.
a town on N Maui, in central Hawaii. 12,978.

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      city, Maui county, on the northern coast of Maui island, Hawaii, U.S. Situated on Kahului Bay, it lies 2 miles (3 km) east of Wailuku. Beginning in the late 19th century, the area became a centre for sugar and pineapple production. Until the 1950s Kahului had a small, transitory population. The Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company then sponsored a large planning project, and modern business and residential sectors were developed. Kahului has Maui's principal airport and its only deepwater port. With nearby Wailuku it is the commercial-transportation centre and the outlet for the products of the island's fertile central plain. Protected by breakwaters, Kahului Harbor has bulk sugar-loading and container freight facilities and is connected by rail with nearby pineapple canneries and sugar plantations. Kahului is the seat of Maui Community College (1931), a branch of the University of Hawaii (Hawaii, University of). A museum, which is located next to a still-productive sugar mill, features displays on the history of sugar plantations and the lives of their workers. Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, home to the endangered Hawaiian stilt and Hawaiian coot (among many other fowl), is 6 miles (10 km) south of the city, on the south shore of the island opposite Kahului. Pop. (1990) 16,889; (2000) 20,146.

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  • Kahului — Kahului, HI U.S. Census Designated Place in Hawaii Population (2000): 20146 Housing Units (2000): 6079 Land area (2000): 15.161699 sq. miles (39.268619 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.174784 sq. miles (3.042676 sq. km) Total area (2000): 16.336483… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Kahului, HI — U.S. Census Designated Place in Hawaii Population (2000): 20146 Housing Units (2000): 6079 Land area (2000): 15.161699 sq. miles (39.268619 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.174784 sq. miles (3.042676 sq. km) Total area (2000): 16.336483 sq. miles (42 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Kahului — 20° 52′ 54″ N 156° 28′ 01″ W / 20.8817, 156.467 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kahului — Küste bei Kahului …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kahului — Original name in latin Kahului Name in other language OGG State code US Continent/City Pacific/Honolulu longitude 20.89472 latitude 156.47 altitude 1 Population 26337 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Kahului — /kah hooh looh ee/, n. a town on N Maui, in central Hawaii. 12,978 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kahului Airport — Aerial view of the airport IATA: OGG – ICAO: PHOG – FAA LID: OGG …   Wikipedia

  • Kahului and Wailuku Railroad — Kahului RR[1] Legende …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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