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The US state of Hawaii is an island group located in the central Pacific Ocean southwest of the continental United States, about 4,400 km (2,800 mi) south of Alaska, and 4,200 km (2,600 mi) north of Tahiti (French Polynesia). The Aloha State (its official nickname) is made up of hundreds of islands spread over 2,400 km (1,500 mi).
The total area of the islands is 16,635 km² (6,423 sq mi) , it's slightly larger than half the size of Belgium (30,528 km²) or slightly smaller than half the size of Taiwan (36,188 km²).
On the map you see the eight largest islands, the "main islands" located at the southeastern end of the archipelago. In order from the northwest to southeast, they are Niihau (Ni'ihau, The Forbidden Isle), Kauai (Kaua'i, The Garden Isle), Oahu (O'ahu, The Gathering Place), Molokai (Moloka'i, The Friendly Isle), Lanai (Lānaʻi, The Pineapple Isle), Kahoolawe (Kaho'olawe, The Target Isle), Maui (The Valley Isle), and Hawaii (Hawai'i, The Big Island).
Hawaii has a population of 1.43 million people (2018 est) . Capital and largest city is Honolulu, largest metropolitan area is the Island of Oahu. Official languages are English and Hawaiian.
By far busiest airport in the state is Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (IATA code: HNL). Other major airports are: Maui's Kahului Airport (IATA code: OGG), Kona International Airport at Keahole (IATA code: KOA), and Kauai's Lihue Airport (IATA code: LIH).
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First settled by Polynesians, the islands were later 'discovered' by Captain James Cook in 1778, who named them the Sandwich Islands.
One hundred plus years later in 1893, a Hawaii-based secret society called the Hawaiian League, a group of planters and businessmen (mainly white men of North American origin) led a coup against Queen Liliuokalani, the monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, and established an oligarchical government. The anti-monarchist and pro-American group sought annexation by the United States, but then incumbent President Grover Cleveland rejected their requests. In 1898, however, President McKinley and the American public were more favorably disposed toward acquiring the islands.
60 years later Hawaii was admitted as the 50st state, admission to the Union on the 21st August 1959.
Main Geographical Features of Hawaii
Hawaii’s tallest mountain is Mauna Kea, a sleeping volcano that rises 4,205 m (13,796 ft) from sea level, but if measured from its base underwater to its peak, its height is 10,203 m (33,476 ft), making it the highest mountain on Earth.
Cities, Towns, and Villages in Hawaii
Map shows the location of following cities and towns in Hawaii:
Captain Cook, Haleiwa, Hana, Hanalei, Hawi, Hilo (second largest town (pop. 43,263), Honokaa, Honolulu (most populous city, principal port and capital of Hawaii), Kahului, Kailua, Kailua, Kalaupapa, Kaneohe, Kapaa, Kaunakakai, Kekaha, Lahaina, Laie, Lanai City, Lihue, Maunaloa, Mountain View, Pahala, Pahoa, Pearl City, Puuwai, Wahiawa, Waialua, Wailuku, and Waimea.
The detailed map below shows the US state of Hawaii with its islands, the state capital Honolulu, major cities and populated places, volcanoes, rivers, and roads.
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