50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Hawaii State to Know Story

By Sarah Hartness

Introduction

50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Hawaii State to Know Story

There are many interesting and fun facts about Hawaii state to learn, including weird, historical...

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Hawaii Fun Facts

First up are ten fun facts on Hawaii...

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Hawaii is the 2nd widest state in the US

Hawaii comes in second to Alaska, which is the longest US state. Alaska is 900...

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Hawaii's chain of islands is the longest in the world

From the west to the east, Hawaii is 1,523 miles long. This distance spans from...

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The biggest waves in Hawaii are on Oahu's north shore

The north shore of Oahu has more than seven miles of beaches that attract the...

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Hawaii has a ban on plastic bags

It was the first state to implement this ban. Businesses are banned from having plastic...

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Hawaii does not follow daylight savings time

Hawaii does not change its clocks twice a year as most of the country does...

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Hawaiian Standard Time is Hawaii's own time zone

The time is ten hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time. Since Hawaii does not follow...

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The peak of Mauna Kea is the highest point in Hawaii

It is also the tallest mountain in Hawaii. It stands 13,756 feet above sea level...

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Gambling is illegal in Hawaii

There are two states in the US where gambling is illegal: Hawaii and Utah. Many...

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Millions of tourists visit Hawaii every year

In 2021, more than six and a half million people visited Hawaii, all of whom...

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More than 8% of energy in Hawaii comes from wind power

There are nine wind project areas in the state. They are limited to the places...

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Interesting Facts About Hawaii

Next up, there are some interesting Hawaii state facts...

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Honolulu is the state capital of Hawaii

Honolulu is on the island of Oahu, and more than 350,000 people live in the...

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Hawaii grows in size every year from the volcanic eruption of the Kilauea Volcano

As the volcano erupts, the lava flows down the volcano and builds up at the...

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Hawaii makes up just a few of the islands in the Pacific Ocean

There are around 100 islands that are a part of Hawaii, but there are around...

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Honolulu saw record-breaking temperatures in 2019

Between June and August 2019, Hawaii saw its highest recorded temperature ever on multiple islands...

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Iolani Palace was home to King Kalakaua and his family

It was the head of the Hawaiian government during his rule and later his sister's...

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The highest temperature in Hawaii was recorded at 100 degrees Fahrenheit

The record was recorded in Pahala on the Big Island with an elevation of 870...

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The Hawaiian population is almost one and a half million people

Oahu is the most populated island, where more than half the population lives. There are...

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The oldest Catholic Church in the United States is in Hawaii

The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace was built in 1843 in Honolulu. Today...

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Hawaii has eight major islands

The eight Hawaiian islands are Hawai'i Island, Maui Island, Oahu Island, Kauai Island, Moloka'i Island...

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Hawaii is home to an endangered species, the Hawaiian monk seal

It is one of the most endangered in the world. The number of seals is...

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Facts About Hawaii History

There are a lot of historical facts about Hawaii, both before and after it became...

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European explorer Captain James Cook discovered Hawaii

He arrived on the islands on January 18th, 1778. The Hawaiians welcomed Cook and his...

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King Kamehameha was the leader of the Hawaiian islands in the late 18th century

Kamehameha became the leader after he was born to a royal family. His father was...

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Hawaii was annexed by the US at the end of the 19th century

In 1898, the United States and President William McKinley officially annexed Hawaii during the Spanish-American...

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Hawaii is the most recent state to join the US

Hawaii became the 50th state on August 21st, 1959. The people who lived in Hawaii...

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Pearl Harbor was a significant site during World War II

The harbor was attacked on December 7th, 1941, by Japan, which was fighting against the...

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Facts About Hawaiian Culture

The Hawaiian people have lived on the islands for a long time. This information on...

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There are approximately 355,000 Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Hawaii

These people have a family history in Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or the other Pacific Islands...

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The Hawaiian alphabet, one of the official Hawaiian languages, only has 12 letters

Five of the letters are vowels, which are the same as the English language. The...

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The official flower of Hawaii is the yellow hibiscus

The flower is native to Hawaii. It is also called the Pua Aloalo. The flower...

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The eight main islands all have an official flower

Each island's flower is also designated in a certain color, similar to the state flower...

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Hawaii has the most isolated population on earth

The closest point to Hawaii in the continental United States is in California and even...

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Cool Facts About Hawaii

Hawaii is a unique state, and these cool Hawaiian facts prove it...

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Hawaii has a black sand beach called Waianapanapa Beach

The beach is in Hana on the island of Maui. The black color of the...

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Hawaii is one of the only states in the US that grow coffee commercially

Coffee is the second biggest crop in Hawaii, and there are more than 10,000 acres...

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Snakes are illegal in Hawaii

They are not native creatures to the state, and they do not have any predators...

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Hawaii's flag is a combination of two country's flags

In the upper lefthand corner of Hawaii's flag is the United Kingdom's flag. The rest...

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The Dole Plantation has over one million visitors every year

The pineapple plantation was founded in 1922. It is the largest in the world, with...

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Facts About Hawaii Culture

Next up are some interesting Hawaii facts about the state's culture...

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Hawaii is a diverse state

There are many different races of people that live in Hawaii as of the 2020...

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Aloha is the word Hawaiians use to say hi and bye

But, it also has a deeper meaning. Aloha is the word Hawaiians use for the...

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There are two official languages in Hawaii

The two languages are Hawaiian and English. It is the only state to have two...

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Surfing was invented in Hawaii

Hawaiians called the sport he'e nalu, and they created different boards of different lengths. The...

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Facts About Hawaii Volcanoes

With so many in the state, there is plenty of information about Hawaii volcanoes...

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has two of the most active volcanoes

Kilauea and Mauna Loa are both in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The park was created...

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Hawaii is made up of volcanic islands

There is a tectonic plate under the islands that causes the volcanoes to erupt. They...

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The largest dormant volcano is Hawaii's Mount Haleakala

Mount Haleakala sits at 10,023 feet above sea level, and its home is a 30,000-acre...

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Hawaii's Mauna Loa is an active volcano, and it is the largest in the world

The volcano sits 13,100 feet above sea level. It has another 42,600 feet below sea...

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Weird Facts About Hawaii

There are also some weird state facts about Hawaii that many people don't know...

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You can mail a coconut from Hawaii

The USPS sends more than 3,000 coconuts from Hawaii every year and they get sent...

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The official state gem is black coral

The coral is called a polyp, and it is a living creature. Even though they...

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Billboards are not allowed in Hawaii

Hawaii's government does not allow anyone to put up billboards or other signs for advertising...

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Scary Facts About Hawaii

Finally, here are some scary, fun Hawaii facts...

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The Pali Highway in Hawaii is haunted

There are many stories and ghost sightings that have happened on the highway. Many of...

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The Hawaiian Night Marchers are deadly ghosts that live on the islands

These ghosts are said to roam the islands at night. The legend of the marchers...

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Hawaii has the second most shark attacks in the US

Since 1837 when shark attacks started to be recorded, there have been 182 attacks in...

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Hawaiians get a vog or volcanic smog report

Vog affects the air quality in Hawaii, and it can be better or worse depending...

Conclusion

Conclusion

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