Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fun Hawaii Facts

In keeping with my theme this week of interesting facts and stats about Hawaii, I wanted to share a few more things that I found out this week about the 50th state.

Did you know.......
  • 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
  • Hawaii is the only state in the US that grows coffee
  • The Hawaiian Islands are the projecting tops of the biggest mountain range in the world
  • Hawaii has its own time zone (Hawaiian Standard Time). The time runs two hours behind Pacific Standard Time and five hours behind Eastern Standard Time
  • Iolani Palace (Oahu) is the only royal palace in the United States
  • Two of the tallest mountains in the Pacific - Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa - dominate the center of Hawaii (Big Island)
  • Most of the world's macadamia nuts are grown on Hawaii (Big Island)
  • Haleakala Crater (Maui), is the world's largest dormant volcano
  • From east to west Hawaii is the widest state in the United States

Interesting huh? Hawaii has a lot to offer from a history perspective. I enjoy learning something new every day.

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