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Hawaii Facts and Trivia

  1. The state of Hawaii consists of eight main islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii.
  2. 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.
  3. Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee.
  4. More than one-third of the world's commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawaii
  5. From east to west Hawaii is the widest state in the United States.
  6. The Hawaiian Islands are the projecting tops of the biggest mountain range in the world.
  7. Honolulu's zenith star, (the star that rises directly above it) is Arcturus. The Hawaiians called it Hokule'a. (Hoe koo lay uh.)
  8. Under-sea volcanoes that erupted thousands of years ago formed the islands of Hawaii.
  9. The Hawaiian Archipelago consists of over 130 scattered points of land stretching some 1,600 miles in length from the Kure Atoll in the north to the Island of Hawaii in the south.
  10. Hawaii has its own time zone (Hawaiian Standard Time.) There is no daylight savings time.) The time runs two hours behind Pacific Standard Time and five hours behind Eastern Standard Time.