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March 2012

Kahoolawe – Hawaii

by WCC on March 31, 2012

in North America

Kahoolawe is the smallest of the eight volcanic main islands of Hawaii is . It is located 11.2 kilometers southwest of Maui and southeast of Lana i and is part of Maui County. The island of Kaho olawe (as well as Ni ihau ) is privately owned and can only be entered with permission. There is no permanent population on Kahoolawe.

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The island is 18 km long and 10 km wide and has an area of 115.5 km. The highest point is at an elevation of 450 meters of the Pu u O Moa ula Nui on the eastern rim of the crater of Lua Makika. The island is relatively dry because the low increase is little rainfall in the north-east trade can bring. It also lies in the rain shadow of the 3,055 m high Haleakala on Maui. More than a quarter of the island became a saprolithischen eroded base layer. [click to continue…]

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Lanai – Hawaii

by WCC on March 31, 2012

in North America

Lanai is one of the eight main islands of volcanic Hawaiian. The island is 29 km long and up to 21 km wide. The surface area is 364 km ². The highest peak is 1,030 m high Lānaihale in the southeast. The island consists of a plateau. One fifth of the island is planted with pineapple. Long Lanai was the largest pineapple plantation in the world. Agricultural land is not occupied natural. For the pineapple island destination has not yet been properly developed, but it is a popular day trip from Maui.

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Mainly golfer and hiker (Munro Trail, 12.7 km long) to populate the island during peak tourist seasons. In the hinterland, expect an ancient Hawaiian ruins. Another attraction is the Garden of the Gods (“Garden of the Gods”), a maze of red lava cliffs and many strangely shaped stones in the west of the island. The small main town Lanai City is located approximately 500 m above sea level, in the middle of the island, in the refreshing, cool highlands at the foot of a mountain range. As a windbreak will be planted since 1920 in and around the town Norfolk Island Pines (Araucaria heterophylla). The 7th Street and 8th Street, the main roads with a few shops, a tour worth taking a look at the gardens. The island is ideal for golfers and nature lovers to relax and bathe. Lanai is a small tip for individualists. The most beautiful beach is protected Hulupoe Beach on the south coast of Lanai. The solitary, usually very windy Polihua Beach on the northwest coast provides an unobstructed view of the island of Molokai and is reachable only by foot or four-wheel vehicle. [click to continue…]

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Zambia

March 30, 2012

Zambia (Republic of Zambia ) – formerly Northern Rhodesia – is a landlocked country in southern Africa . The size of Zambia is comparable with that of France or Texas. Neighboring countries are Tanzania in the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the southeast, Zimbabwe and Botswana (short section at the Zambezi river) to […]

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Kauai – Hawaii

March 30, 2012

Kaua’i is one of the eight major islands of Hawai i and with the age of six million years ago, the oldest island of the archipelago. Because of its lush vegetation, it is also known as the Garden Island. Covering an area of almost 1435 km ², it offers a variety of landforms and contains […]

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Madagascar

March 30, 2012

Madagascar is an island off the southeast coast of Africa. Madagascar (officially the Republic of Madagascar , malagasy Repoblikan’i Madagasikara , French République de Madagascar ), with about 20.5 million inhabitants and an area of 587 041 square kilometers, according to Indonesia ‘s second largest by area of the island nation in the world. The […]

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Manchester, United Kingdom

March 30, 2012

Manchester is a city in northwest England. Manchester has a population of 486 000 inhabitants and is competing with Birmingham to be ranked the second most important city in the UK (‘UK’s Second City’). Manchester is located in the center of the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, one of the largest conurbations in the UK […]

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