Hawaii - Fast Facts & Trivia

Shipwreck Beach on the north shore of Lanai Island is so named because of the remains of a wrecked vessel aground a short distance offshore. This is popularly referred to as a WW II Liberty Ship, although it is YOGN 42, one of concrete barges built during the war

  • The state of Hawaii consists of eight main islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii.

  • More than 100 world famous beaches surround Honolulu.

  • Iolani Palace is the only royal palace in the United States.

  • The largest wind generator in the world is located on the island of Oahu. The windmill has two 400-foot-long leaves on a twenty-story tower.

  • The island of Oahu attracts more visitors than others to Hawaii. One third of the state's best surf beaches are on Oahu.

  • MAUI ISLAND

  • The island is home to many famous sites such as Haleakala Crater, the ancient whaling town of Lahaina, the road to Hana and Kaanapali Beach.

  • Haleakala Crater (Ha-Lay-Ah-Ja-Lah) is the world's largest dormant volcano.

  • ISLAND MOLOKAI

  • Molokai is known as the Hawaiian island.

  • Molokai's eastern end is a tropical rainforest and part of the island receives 240 inches of rainfall per year.

  • The Molokai Ranch Wildlife Park is home to rare African and Indian animals.

  • Kalaaupapa was once a leper colony administered by Father Damien.

  • The island contains the highest sea cliffs in the world, the longest waterfall in Hawaii and the state's largest white sand beach.

  • ISLAND OF LANAI

  • Lanai Island is Hawaii's most secluded.

  • The island was once home to the largest pineapple plantations in the world.

  • Hulope Bay is a marine reserve and is considered one of the best dive sites in the world.

  • ISLAND OF KAHOOLAWE

  • Once used as a target by the US Navy and the Air Force, the services clean unexploded grenades. No one is allowed to go ashore without permission. The island consists of an uninhabited area of ​​45 square miles.

  • THE BIG ISLAND HAWAII

  • The Big Island is the largest in Hawaii with 4,038 square miles. It is twice the size of all other Hawaiian islands together.

  • The largest contiguous ranch, in the United States, is in Hawaii. The Parker Ranch near Kamuela has about 480,000 hectares of land.

  • In 100%, 000 years, the Big Island is the youngest of the island chain. However, it was the first island discovered by Polynesians.

  • The volcano Kilauea is the most active in the world.

  • Ka Lae is the southernmost point in the United States. It is at 18:54:49 N 155: 41: 00 W. There is a steady wind of 27 knots per hour blowing from east to west, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

  • Two of the highest mountains in the Pacific - Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa - dominate the center of the island. Most macadamia nuts in the world are grown on the island.

  • Kilauea Iki is the most active and largest volcano in the world.

  • Mauna Kea is the highest mountain in the world (measured from its base on the seabed).

  • The island is home to the world's largest telescope and more scientific observatories in one place than anywhere else in the world.

  • The island is the world leader in the harvest of macadamia nuts and orchids.

  • Hawaii is the most isolated population center on 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.

  • Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee.

  • More than a third of the world's commercial pineapple supply comes from Hawaii.

  • There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet. Vowels: A, E, I, O, U
    Consonants: H, K, L, M, N, P, W

  • From east to west, Hawaii is the widest state in the United States.

  • The Hawaiian Islands are the outstanding peaks of the largest mountain range in the world.

  • The Zenith star of Honolulu (the star that rises directly above it) is Arcturus. The Hawaiians called it Hokule'a. (Hoe koo lay uh.)

  • Sub-volcanoes that erupted thousands of years ago formed the islands of Hawaii.

  • The Hawaiian archipelago consists of over 130 scattered stretches of land extending from the Kure Atoll in the north to the island of Hawaii in the south.

  • The first Asian American in the United States Senate was Hawai's Hiram Fong. Derived from Chinese immigrants, Fong was elected to the Senate in 1959.

  • Hawaii was the 50th state to join the Union on August 20, 1959.

  • Island flowers and colors were used to represent each island. Niihau - Pupu Shell - White Kauai - Mokihana (green berry) - purple Oahu - Ilima - Yellow Maui - Lokelani (Pink Cottage Rose) - Pink Molokai - White Kukui Blossom - Green Lanai - Kaunaoa (yellow and orange aerial plant) - orange Kahoolawe - Hinahina (Beach Heliotrope) - Gray Big Island of Hawaii - Lehua Ohia - Red

  • Hawaii has its own time zone (standard Hawaiian time). There is no summer time.) Time is two hours behind Pacific Standard Time and five hours behind Eastern Standard Time.

  • There are four counties in Hawaii (Kauai, Honolulu City and County, Maui and Hawaii). Each city has a mayor and a municipal council.

  • All underground minerals belong to the state. Apart from state water, some lava stone and smaller granites and semi-precious stones, there are only a few underground minerals.

  • The wind blows from east to west in Hawaii. The highest measured temperature is 96 'F (Honolulu Airport), but temperatures above 92' F generally occur only once or twice a year. The lowest temperature (below 3000 feet altitude) is 56 'F. Temperatures below 60 'F can occur, but rarely more than once a year. Average daytime temperature (july) is 82 'f. Average daily temperature in January is 72 'F.

  • There are no ethnic or ethnic majorities in Hawaii. Everyone is a minority. Caucasians (Haoles) account for about 34%; Japanese-Americans about 32%; Filipino Americans about 16% and Chinese Americans about 5%. It is very difficult to determine racial identification because the majority of the population has a mix of ethnicities.

  • ISLAND NIIHAU

  • A privately owned island with livestock as the main industry. Uncontrolled landings of helicopters in uninhabited areas have limited access to the public. Legend has it that Niihau was the original home of the goddess Pelé. The island has 230 inhabitants and is 69 square miles in size.

  • KAUAI ISLAND

  • The fourth largest of the Hawaiian Islands.

  • The Waialua is one of five navigable rivers in Hawaii. It drains off Waialeale Mountain, which has an average of 488 inches of rain per year and is considered the wettest spot on earth.

  • The Waimea, the Hanape'pe, the Lumahai and the Hanalei River are almost as big and easy to drive. The Hanalei River was recently dedicated to a "national treasure" and is protected from government use as a "place of business".

  • OAHU ISLAND

  • Honolulu is the largest city in the world - at least it has the longest borders. According to the constitution, every island (or island group) that does not belong to a county belongs to Honolulu. This makes all islands within the Hawaiian Archipelago, which extend to Midway Island (1,500 miles northwest of Hawaii), part of Honolulu. Honolulu is about 1500 miles long or more than half of the 48 contiguous states.

  • Wai Golf Course is Hawaii's first urban golf course.

  • Honolulu is the 11th largest metropolitan area in the country.
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