Nickname - The Valley IsleMaui Destination Management

Size: Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, with a land area of 727 square miles. It is 48 miles long and 26 miles across at its widest point.
Highest Point: Haleakala Volcano (inactive), 10,023 feet. Through erosion, two valleys were carved from the summit of Haleakala. Eruption later refilled these valleys, forming what early Europeans misnamed a "crater," measuring roughly 7 miles long and 2 miles wide.
Miles of Shoreline: 120 miles
County Seat: Wailuku
Flower: Lokelani Rose
Color: Pink

Overview: Approximately two million years ago, two volcanic mountains first appeared above the ocean's surface. Mauna Kahalawai (West Maui Mountains), now extinct, and Haleakala, which lies dormant, last erupted around 1790. A valley formed as a result, giving Maui her nickname…The Valley Isle. Legend credits the origin of the Hawaiian Islands to Maui, the demigod who supposedly pulled them up from the sea with a magic fish hook. Known as the “god of a thousand tricks,” Maui’s most famous feat is probably when he went atop Haleakala and lassoed the sun. Only when the sun promised to slow its journey, providing more daylight, did Maui set it free.

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