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Hawaii is the most recent of the 50 U.S. states (joined the Union on August 21, 1959), and is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean.

Hawaii's diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologist's alike. Due to its mid-Pacific location, Hawaii has many North American and Asian influences along with its own vibrant native culture. Hawaii has over a million permanent residents along with many visitors and U.S. military personnel. Its capital is Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu.

Trivia[]

  • Hawaii is the most recent state to join the United States, joining on August 21st 1959.
  • Hawaii is the most volcanically-active US state, with 17. One volcano on the Big Island, called Kilauea has been erupting since 1983.
  • Hawaii is the only US state to have it's own language with the Hawaiian language. However, not many people speak it in Hawaii, and prefer to speak English.
  • Hawaii used to be a sovereign, with it's own Royal Family. The Royal Family was deposed by the United States in 1893.
  • Hawaii is the only US state to not be in North America, as Hawaii is in Oceania.
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