Map of Hawaii and Flag | Hawaiian Islands Map and Interesting Facts

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The Islands of Hawaii are a dream come true for those visiting. If you’re visiting Hawaii each year for the holidays, travelling to Hawaii for a special occasion such as a wedding or honeymoon, or contemplating your ultimate escape, we hope you’ll find the tools you need to make your visit to Hawaii everything you’re looking for. You will enjoy discovering the distinctive features and lifestyles of each one, with six main islands to visit. The choice of Island to visit is completely yours.

What is the nickname of Hawaii?

“The Aloha State” is the nickname for Hawaii. The nickname of Hawaii is derived from the Hawaiian people, Kanaka Maoli’s native language, who arrived in Hawaii around the 5th century AD and were of Polynesian origin. The word “Aloha” is used as a welcoming or goodbye phrase by Hawaiians, it may also mean attention and compassion and for many years has also been commonly associated with Hawaii.

Is Hawaii a State in the US?

It is a widely known fact that Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States of America in 1959. But the question arises how did that even happen? Before the 1900s, Hawaii was ruled by Kings and Queens, the famous ones being, King Kamehameha and Queen Liliuokalani. In 1894, Sanford Dole became the President of the Republic of Hawaii. There were efforts by the sympathizers of the Queen to overthrow the Americans but it failed. Hawaii had been a US territory until it was officially admitted as the final state in 1959 under the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

Active Volcano in Hawaii

Millions of years ago, Hawaii rose from the sea, formed by the force of volcanoes. Through years, perhaps one of the most famous landscapes have been created by volcanoes. Today, one of the few locations in the world where visitors can come face to face with an active volcano is Hawaii.  The Island contains two of the world’s most active Volcanoes namely, Kilauea and Maunaloa. Mauna Loa last erupted in 1984 and Kilauea erupted in 1983 and 2018.

Hawaii Flag

Hawaii Flag
Hawaii Flag

The flag of Hawaii is greatly similar to that of the Union Jack of Great Britain. This was mainly because many of the advisors of King Kamehameha were British and they had a great friendship. Moreover, the British provided the Islands with security and protection. There are 8 horizontal stripes on the flag of white blue and red. The Union Jack is placed generously on the top left side of the flag.

Hawaii Flag meaning

The Union Jack represents the relationship between the British and the Islands. There was a cordial relationship between the British and the inhabitants of the Islands. The eight horizontal stripes represent the eight islands of Hawaii. This flag has served as the flag of the kingdom, republic, territory, and the State of Hawaii.

 Population of Hawaii

The total population of Hawaiian Islands is 1,415,872 people. The percentage of white people is 25.5%, the percentage of Blacks or African Americans is 2.2%, the percentage of Asians is 37.6%, the percentage of Hispanics is 10.7% and the percentage of Natives is 10.1% while the remaining 13.9% are various other ethnicities. 

Languages spoken in Hawaii

Hawaii is the only state of the US to have two official languages. One is Hawaiian and the other one is English. Another language that is commonly spoken is a Pidgin. Pidgins are variants of a language that originate when two interlocutors of different languages generate a common language that is a mixture of two different languages. 

Interesting Facts about Hawaii

  • Due to the Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii’s Main Island, which is the commonly used term for the state of Hawaii, grows more than 42 acres per year.
  • The state of Hawaii is the only one that commercially grows coffee, vanilla beans, and cacao in the U.S. Another fascinating fact is that only one vanilla bean can take as long as five years to be fully grown.
  • In celebrations, a lei flower is sometimes used and some laws are associated with it, beginning with the fact that it is considered rude to reject one or drop it in front of the person who gave it to you.
  • Only people who have a Hawaiian ancestry are considered as native Hawaiians. 
  • Currently, the world-famous Hawaiian macadamia nut is not native to Hawaii, but was first introduced back in the 1880’s from Australia as an exotic vegetation.
  • Throughout the U.S., Hawaii is the only state consisting entirely of islands. There are 132 separate islands in this territory, including eight main islands (Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau and Kahoolawe), as well as 124 islets, reefs and shoals.
  • Hawaii is one of four states in the United States that has banned the use of commercial billboards.
  • In 2004, police forces received several calls at Mokuleia beach about a “horrible plane crash.” It may have been a plane crash theoretically, but it was actually Oceanic Flight 815, one of the sets for the famous TV show LOST. The debris was actually part of the set for the pilot to be filmed!

Best Places to Visit in Hawaii

Waikiki Beach – Waikiki beach is definitely one of Hawaii’s biggest attractions. The beach and the surfers that you imagine when you think of Hawaii is definitely the Waikiki beach. It completely lives up to your expectations. There are quite a few resorts, shopping malls, restaurants and other recreational facilities. Located in the suburbs of Honolulu, Waikiki is definitely a place worth checking out.

Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial – Pearl Harbor is an operational military facility and a National Historic Landmark that gained its place in the history books for the 1941 assault on the USS Arizona that killed 1,177 soldiers. The location is now home to numerous attractions in the Pacific Monument that are part of the Second World War Valor, including the USS Arizona Memorial, which floats over the ruins of the sunken ship – parts of which can be seen bulging from the water. For a tour of the memorial, there is no fee, but reservations are necessary.

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