Kalaupapa

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Kalaupapa
Most of the village of Kalaupapa as seen from an airplane. This photo also includes a section of the sea cliffs that form a natural barrier between the Kalaupapa Peninsula and "Topside" Molokaʻi.
Most of the village of Kalaupapa as seen from an airplane. This photo also includes a section of the sea cliffs that form a natural barrier between the Kalaupapa Peninsula and "Topside" Molokaʻi.
Coordinates: 21°11′22″N 156°58′54″W / 21.18944°N 156.98167°W / 21.18944; -156.98167Coordinates: 21°11′22″N 156°58′54″W / 21.18944°N 156.98167°W / 21.18944; -156.98167
CountryUnited States
StateHawaii
CountyKalawao
Elevation
66 ft (20 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total122
Time zoneUTC-10 (Hawaii-Aleutian)
ZIP codes
96742
GNIS feature ID360096[1]

Kalaupapa is an area on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. It is an area where people with the disease leprosy went so they would not infect any other people. Thousands of people from the United States alone were sent there.

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