Description about Map :-This state map of Hawaii depicts the various islands of which the state is comprised located in the Pacific Ocean. The map further shows various state highways, national parks, forests, and airports. It shows the state capital Honolulu, major cities and other cities. Major attractions of the state are also highlighted.
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Archeological data suggests that the islands were inhabited as early as 300CE. British colonials came to the islands in 1778. This was the first recorded European contact with Hawaii.
Hawaii is an archipelago of islands in the central Pacific Ocean, and holds the distinction of being the only US state that is completely comprised of islands. The main islands of the state are Hawai'i, Maui, O'ahu, Kaua'i, Moloka'i, Lana'i, Ni'ihau,and Koho'olawe.
The island archipelago is located some 2,000 miles southwest of the US mainland. The islands have been formed through continuous activity of tectonic plates. The active volcanoes of Hawaii are located in the southern half of the island named Hawa'i. The state of Hawaii is host to a whole variety of flora and fauna and a whole range of environments from its tropical climate to its high altitude.
Hawaii has a marvellous natural scenery and a warm climate. It is surrounded by ocean all around and has fantastic beaches and volcanoes. All of the above make the state a hot spot for tourism.
Popular sites that are not to be missed are Pearl Harbour, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Polynesian Cultural Centre, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Lanikai Beach, Waimea Canyon State Park, and so much more.
There are several universities and institutes of higher learning located at Hawaii. The biggest University system is that of the University of Hawaii with ten campuses located all across the islands. Other universities include Hawaii Pacific University, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Windward Community College, etc.
Joined the UnionAug 21, 1959
Area10,931 sq mi
Highest pointMauna Kea
Lowest pointPacific Ocean
Time ZoneHawaii-Aleutian Time Zone (UTC-10:00)