Makawao is a town on the island of Maui in the state of Hawai'i, United States of America. Pronounced MAH-kah-wow and meaning "Eye of the Forest," Makawao is one of four towns that make up the semi-ambiguous region known as "Upcountry." As Makawao marks the start of a vast expanse of jungle-like rainforests that wrap around the north and east sides of Maui, it is naturally wet and cool.


  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 7180
  • Postal code: 96768
  • United Nations Location Code: US MK8
  • Latitude: 20° 51' 25" (20.8569°) north
  • Longitude: 156° 18' 47" (156.3131°) west
  • Elevation: 1578 feet (481 meters)
  • Wikidata: Makawao
  • Wikimedia Commons: Makawao, Hawaii

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Bulgarian: Макауао, French: Makawao, Italian: Makawao, Korean: 마카와오, Newari: मकाओवा, Portuguese: Makawao, Russian: Макавао, Serbian: Макавао, Spanish: Makawao

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