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Northwest Hawaiian Islands

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Northwest Hawaiian Islands

NW Hawaiian Islands
NW Hawaiian Islands
Location of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean

The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands or the Leeward Islands are the small islands and atolls in the Hawaiian island chain located northwest (in some cases, far to the northwest) of the islands of Kauai and Niihau. They are part of the U.S. state of Hawaii except Midway Atoll, which is an unorganized, unincorporated United States territory with temporary residential facilities and is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In the state of Hawaii, they are part of the City & County of Honolulu. The United States Census Bureau defines this area as Census Tract 114.98 of Honolulu County. Its total land area is 3.1075 square miles (8.048 km2).

The Northwestern or Leeward Hawaiian Islands include:

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