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What Are the Sizes and Populations of Each Island of Hawaii?


How big is each Hawaiian island? What is the population of each?


There are over 140 islands that make up the state of Hawaii, but tourists only visit the six largest islands. Here are the eight largest in order of size. 

Island      Area - Square Miles      Population - 2010 census
Hawaii      4028      185,079
Maui      727       144,444
Oahu      597      953,207
Kauai      552      66,921
Molokai      260      7,345
Lanai      141      3,135
Niihau      70      170
Kahoolawe      45      0

The largest eight islands are in order of size in the above table. Those same islands in order of population are Oahu (including the city of Honolulu), Hawaii (often called "The Big Island"), Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, Kahoolawe.

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