Interesting Things to know about Hawaii

“The Aloha State” is the nickname for Hawaii. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Hawaii is the only state of the US to have two official languages. One is Hawaiian and the other one is English.

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.

 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.

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