Hanalei is a village in Kauai County, Hawaii. As of the 2000 Census, the village had a total population of 478. Hanalei means "lei making" in Hawaiian.
Hanalei was the backdrop of the 1958 musical film South Pacific and is referenced in "Puff, the Magic Dragon", a song by Peter Paul & Mary.
Kauai County is a county located in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It consists of the islands of Kauai, Niihau, Lehua, and Kaula.
Hawaii is the only U.S. state that is completely surrounded by water. It is one of two states that do not share a border with another U.S. state (Alaska being the other). It is the southernmost state of the United States.
In addition to possessing the southernmost point in the United States, it is the only state that lies completely in the tropics. One of two states outside the contiguous United States, it is the only state without territory on the mainland of any continent. It is also the only state that continues to grow in area because of active extrusive lava flows, most notably from Kilauea. It has more endangered species per square mile than anywhere else.
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