The splendor of Maui lies in the diversity of its land and people
Iao Valley and Needle, Maui
BIOLOGY Maui has a wide variety of plant and animal life. Many species are rare and endangered including the Nene Goose (the official state bird) and the Humpback Whale (the official state marine mammal). Vegetation zones include: coastal, dryland forest, mixed open forest, rain forest, subalpine and alpine.
CLIMATE Maui's average temperature range and annual rainfall varies by locale:
CULTURAL HISTORY Maui is a multi-cultural society with major immigration from:
Major contributions to the State of Hawaii's economy include:
With the demise of its sugar and pineapple industries in the 1990's, Hawaii is working to diversify its economy with a focus on industries such as science and technology, health and wellness tourism, diversified agriculture, ocean research and development, and film and television production. A Study currently being conducted by the State is looking at the extent to which the benefits from tourism can be maintained, while sustaining the quality of our social, economic and environmental assets.
EDUCATION Maui County:
GEOGRAPHY Maui County includes the islands of Maui (the Valley Isle, 727.3 square miles with 120 miles of coastline), Molokai (the Friendly Isle, 260 square miles), Lanai (the Most Enticing Isle, formerly known as the Pineapple Isle, 140.6 square miles) and Kahoolawe (the uninhabited Forbidden Isle, 44.6 square miles, formerly used as a bombing practice range by the U.S. Navy and Air Force, it is now being restored and revegetated).
GOVERNMENT On Maui, as throughout the State, there are no separate municipal governments. The County of Maui is responsible for local government on Maui, Molokai and Lanai. The uninhabited island of Kahoolawe is managed by the state's Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission. The County has a mayor elected for up to two four-year terms and a nine member council with two-year terms. Maui's county seat is located in Wailuku.
HEALTH Practices (2004) Maui County (includes Molokai & Lanai): 284 Doctors, 76 Dentists, 994 Nurses and 87 Pharmacists.9
OFFICIAL COLORS AND FLOWERS
POPULATION Maui County had a resident population
of 138,347 in 2004.10
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