Wainiha, Hawaii

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Wainiha is a land section in the Hanalei district of northern Kauai.

Geography[edit]

This land section is on the northern coast of Kauai and includes a bay and canal. The terrain is varied and also includes a cliff (pali), river, and valley.[1] Wainiha is 25.49 square miles.

Community demographics[edit]

As of 2009, Wainiha is home to 365 people. The population density is 14 people per square mile. The median household income is $53,097.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The name is Hawaiian and literally translates to "unfriendly water", probably referring to the coastline's treacherous currents.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pukui, Mary Kawena. Place Names of Hawaii. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 0-8248-0524-0.
  2. ^ http://www.city-data.com/neighborhood/Wainiha-Ahupua-a-Hanalei-HI.html
  3. ^ Pukui, Mary Kawena. Place Names of Hawaii. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 0-8248-0524-0.

Coordinates: 22°12′39″N 159°32′36″W / 22.21083°N 159.54333°W / 22.21083; -159.54333