Nonopapa, Niihau Island

21°52'N 160°14'W

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Ni‘ihau 15 miles west across Kaulakahi Channel from Kaua‘i, is seventh in size and westernmost of the eight major islands. Ni‘ihau has an area of 72 square statute miles, a NE-SW length of 16 nautical miles, and an average width of 3.5 miles. Near the middle of the island is a high tableland with occasional rises or cones, the highest of which is 1,281-foot Pānī‘au. The population of Ni‘ihau was 230 in 1990. One family owns the entire island and operates it as a cattle ranch. There are no scheduled communications with the island.