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. The Lumaha'i River enters the sea just to the east at Lumahai Beach.

Community demographics[edit]

According to the 2010 census, Wainiha is home to 318 people. The population density is 14 people per square mile. The median household income is $53,097.

Etymology[edit]

The name is Hawaiian and literally translates to "unfriendly water", probably referring to the coastline's treacherous currents.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pukui, Mary Kawena. Place Names of Hawaii. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 0-8248-0524-0.
  2. ^ 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