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Kalaupapa
Unincorporated community
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.
Country United States
State Hawaii
County Kalawao
Elevation 66 ft (20 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 122
Time zone Hawaii-Aleutian (UTC-10)
ZIP codes 96742
GNIS feature ID 360096

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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