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About Hawaii Hawaii

Hawaii joined the Union on August 21, 1959. It is the only U.S. state located in Oceania. The northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is the only state made up entirely of islands. See Hawaii from Lonely Planet.

Top Hawaii Weather

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[KAUAI Lihue] [MAUI Kahului] [Hilo (Big Island)] [Honolulu] Other Weather.com or WeatherForYou.com

Hawaii Links (all outside)

  1. Hawaii from Wikipedia
  2. Hawaii from Lonely Planet

Top Hotels

  1. Uncle Billy's 87 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI 96720 Tel (808) 935-0861 See Google Map

Top Hawaii YouTubes

Search YouTube Kauai Hawaii hordes of stuff!

  1. Kauai, Hawaii 2012 from tourist Ibrahim Husain, nice vid of their adventure on a trip to Kauai, Hawaii in May 2012. Driving, roads, surfing, golf, scenery both driving and underwater. good qual amateur vid. short skippable intro ad; 19+ minutes

Top Hawaii Facts and Trivia List of 50:

  1. The state of Hawaii consists of eight main islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii.
  2. Hawaii is the most isolated population center on the face of the earth. Hawaii is 2,390 miles from California; 3,850 miles from Japan; 4,900 miles from China; and 5,280 miles from the Philippines.
  3. Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee.
  4. More than one-third of the world's commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawaii.
  5. There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet. Vowels: A, E, I, O, U Consonants: H, K, L, M, N, P, W
  6. From east to west Hawaii is the widest state in the United States.
  7. The Hawaiian Islands are the projecting tops of the biggest mountain range in the world.
  8. Honolulu's zenith star, (the star that rises directly above it) is Arcturus. The Hawaiians called it Hokule'a. (Hoe koo lay uh.)
  9. Under-sea volcanoes that erupted thousands of years ago formed the islands of Hawaii.
  10. The Hawaiian Archipelago consists of over 130 scattered points of land stretching some 1,600 miles in length from the Kure Atoll in the north to the Island of Hawaii in the south.
  11. The first Asian American in the United States Senate was Hawaii's Hiram Fong. Descended from Chinese immigrants, Fong was elected to the Senate in 1959.
  12. Hawaii was the 50th state admitted to the union on August 20th, 1959.
  13. Island flowers and colors used to represent each island.
  14. Hawaii has its own time zone (Hawaiian Standard Time.) There is no daylight savings time.) The time runs two hours behind Pacific Standard Time and five hours behind Eastern Standard Time.
  15. There are four counties in Hawaii (Kauai; city and county of Honolulu; Maui; and Hawaii). Each city has a mayor and council in charge.
  16. All subterranean minerals belong to the state. Except for state owned water, some lava stone, and minor granites and semi-precious minerals, there are few underground minerals.
  17. The wind blows east to west in Hawaii. The highest recorded temperature is 96' F (Honolulu Airport), but temperatures over 92 F generally occur only once or twice a year. The lowest temperature (under 3000 feet altitude) is 56 F. Temperatures under 60 F may occur but rarely more than once a year. Average daytime temp. (July) is 82' F. Average daytime temperature in January is 72 F.
  18. There are no racial or ethnic majorities in Hawaii. Everyone is a minority. Caucasians (Haoles) constitute about 34%; Japanese-American about 32%; Filipino-American about 16% and Chinese-American about 5%. It is very difficult to determine racial identification as most of the population has some mixture of ethnicities.

Top Islands to Visit 2014

ISLAND OF KAUAI

ISLAND OF OAHU

ISLAND OF MAUI

THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII

 

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created October 20, 2014; last updated October 22, 2014