Fun Facts About Hawaii

For trivia fans, here are some fun facts about our favorite state.

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There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.
Vowels: A, E, I, O, U
Consonants: H, K, L, M, N, P, W

Hawaii has 8 Islands:
Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii.

The Hawaiian Islands have the most isolated population of people on earth. It's located 2,390 miles from California; 4,900 miles from China; 3,850 miles from Japan; and 5,280 miles from the Philippines.

Hawaii supplies over one-third of the world's pineapples.

The star that rises directly above Hawaii (it's zenith star) is know to Hawaiians as Hokule'a. Astrologers know it as "Arcturus".

Hawaii was formed from under-sea volcanoes that erupted thousands of years ago.

There are over 130 scattered points of land in the Hawaiian Archipelago, spanning 1,600 miles in length from the Big Island of Hawaii to the Kure Atoll.

Hiram Fong, a descendent of Chinese immigrants, was the first Asian American elected to the Senate in in 1959.

Hawaii was admitted to the United States on August 20th, 1959. It's the 50th US state.

Beautiful flowers and colors are used to represent each Island.
Niihau - Pupu Shell - White
Kauai - Mokihana (Green Berry) - Purple
Oahu - Ilima -Yellow
Maui - Lokelani (Pink Cottage Rose) - Pink
Molokai - White Kukui Blossom - Green
Lanai - Kaunaoa (Yellow and Orange Air Plant) - Orange
Kahoolawe - Hinahina (Beach Heliotrope) - Grey
Big Island of Hawaii - Lehua Ohia - Red

Hawaii doesn't use daylight savings time.

Hawaii has it's own time time zone known as HST (Hawaiian Standard Time).

Hawaii is is two hours behind PST (Pacific Standard Time) and five hours behind EST (Eastern Standard Time)

Hawaii as four counties - Maui County, Hawaii County, Kauai County and the County of Honolulu.

Hawaii has a mayor and council for each each city.

There are four counties in Hawaii (Kauai; city and county of Honolulu; Maui; and Hawaii). Each city has a mayor and council in charge.

It's illegal to mine subterranean minerals from Hawaii. Underground minerals in Hawaii include

The highest recorded temperature is 100 °F / 38 °C on April 27, 1931 in Pahala.

The lowest recorded temperature is 15 °F / -9 °C on January 5, 1975 on Mauna Kea.

The lowest recorded temperature in Honolulu is 56 °F.

The average temperature in January in Honolulu is in the day is 80 °F. The average temperature in Honolulu in July is 87 °F.

The racial ancestry of Americans living in Hawaii consists of:
17% Japanese
14% Filipino
5% Chinese
24% White
2% Korean
7% Native Hawaiian
1% Samoan
But most people that live in Hawaii are mixed race, so it's difficult to accurately determine a racial identification.

Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee.

The winds in Hawaii typically blow from east to west - they are known as "tradewinds". When winds blow from west to east, they are known as "Kona winds".

If you measure all the Islands together from east to west, Hawaii is the widest state in the US.
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