About Hawaii Map: This colorful map of Hawaii represents the eighth smallest state in the US. It not only shows the eight major islands in the tropical state in Oceania, but also covers the major attractions in Hawaii, including the Pearl Harbor and Waikiki Aquarium. The capital city of Honololu and its major attractions such as Ala Moana Beach Park and Honolulu Zoo are also depicted on this map. The famous Mauna Kea State Park and other national parks and forest reserves are colorfully represented. Location of Mauna Loa, considered the largest volcano on Earth, is also depicted.
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About Hawaii State
Located in central Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is the southernmost state in the United States. Hawaii is the only state located in the Oceania, the only state with Asian plurality and the only archipelago. Nicknamed 'The Aloha State', it is the 8th smallest state by area in the US.
History of Hawaii
The first settlers in Hawaii were the Polynesians of the Marquesas Islands. These settlers arrived on the islands some 1500 years ago, sailing for over 2000 miles in canoes. The second wave of immigrants came in the 11th century from Tahiti. First recorded European contact was made in 1778, when Captain James Cook set foot on the Waimea Bay in Kauai and named the islands “Sandwich Islands”.
In 1791, Kamehameha - a North Kobala native - united all the major islands and created one royal kingdom in 1810. The American colonists eventually overthrew the kingdom in 1898. During the 20th century, with the boom of the islands' sugar and pineapple economy, immigrants from all over the world began arriving. It was in August 21, 1959 that Hawaii became the youngest and 50th state of the US.
Geography of HawaiiThe archipelago is roughly 2,000 miles (3,200 km) southwest of the West Coast of the US. Out of its eight main islands – Hawaii, Maui, Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe – seven are permanently inhabited. The main island of Hawaii is also known as the Big Island. There are however, hundreds of islands in Hawaii, which are spread across 1,500 miles.
Stretching for 750 miles, the state's coastline is the fourth longest in the US. At 4025 meters, Mauna Kea is the highest mountain in the state. Kilauea spills more lava than any other volcano in the world. Waianuenue Falls, Akaka Falls, Olo'upena Falls, Waipoo Falls and Waimoku Falls are the most jaw-dropping streams in Hawaii. The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument comprises an area larger than all other US national parks combined.
Transportation in Hawaii
Served by several intercontinental flights, Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is the gateway to Hawaii. A public transportation (TheBus) connects this airport via routes 19, 20, and 31.
Education in Hawaii
Even though Hawaii has the only unified statewide public education system in the country, it has the highest rates of private school attendance. The University of Hawaii in Manoa (and campuses at Hilo and West Oʻahu) is the most popular institution. Read more here.
Map of Hawaii Counties
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Last Updated : December 28, 2016