The Coolest, Historical and Fun fact about Hawaii Islands
If you are planning Hawaii vacation, it is good to know some facts about Hawaii beforehand. Here are some interesting Hawaii trivia that you should know before setting foot on this tropical paradise:
Hawaii boasts the highest percentage of working women amongst all the states of the US.
The State Motto of Hawaii is - "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono", which translates as "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness".
Hawaii, with an area of 10932 square miles, is the widest US state when measured from east to west.
The Hawaiian national anthem is "Hawaii Ponoi" (Hawaii's Own). The song was penned by King Kalakaua, while the music was composed by Henri Berger.
The only royal palace in the United States is located in downtown Honolulu and is known as Iolani Palace.
The Hawaii Islands emerged as a result of a series of undersea volcano eruptions that occurred thousands of years ago.
Hawaii is the only state in US where the majority of the inhabitants are non-white.
Hawaii is the only American state to have coffee plantations in it.
Hawaii has an average population density of about 188.6 persons per square mile in the US.
Each year Hawaii produces about 320,000 tons of pineapple.
Majority of the Hawaiian couples live with others, resulting in the fact that Hawaii has the lowest percentage of home ownership.
It is stated in Hawaiis state constitution that any island (located within the region) not named as belonging to a county belongs to Honolulu. This makes Honolulu the largest city in the world.
Surprisingly, electric lights were used in the Iolani Palace four years before they were used in the White House!
There are just 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet. The alphabet system comprises five vowels (A, E, I, O, U) and seven consonants (H, K, L, M, N, P, W).
The state bird of Hawaii is Nene, the Hawaiian goose, while the Humpback whale is the state marine mammal.
Yellow hibiscus is the flower of the state.
Hawaii was the 50th state admitted to the union on August 20, 1959.
Hawaii had the oldest newspaper, known as the Sandwich Island Gazette (1836-1839), circulating in the west of the Rocky Mountains.
The name Hawaii probably originated from the combination of the words "Hawa" and "ii", which means "a new homeland". Some people also believed that the region was named after the traditional discoverer Hawaii Loa.
The Hawaiian state dance is known as the Hula.
Waikiki is one of the most famous tourist locations, which attracts 72,000 visitors, (about 44 percent of the total tourists present in the entire state of Hawaii).
Hawaii follows its own time zone (Hawaiian Standard Time) and there is no daylight savings time for the state.
These facts about Hawaii should grant some insight into the enchanting islands of this youngest state of the Union. The islands of Hawaii are truly fascinating, with their unique topography and the richly diversified culture. Take a vacation to this tropical paradise. It will be an experience of a lifetime.