The Aloha State
What is Hawaii?
Hawaii is made up of eight islands and is located in the mid-Pacific Ocean. T 2,390 miles southwest of U.S. mainland. Hawaii was the last state to join the United States when it joined the union in 1959. It is the only U.S. state to be completely surrounded by water. The nickname for Hawaii is the Aloha State. The word Aloha is used as a greeting in the Hawaiian language and is considered as a blessing.
Why go to Hawaii?
The climate in Hawaii is mild throughout the year with little difference between the hottest and coldest month. Honolulu, one of the major cities, has a normal daily temperature of 72 degrees in January and 80 degrees in July.This is one of the reasons that the Hawaiian islands attract over three million visitors a year. The state’s warm climate and its fine beaches are the leading attractions.There are also other attractions to visit in Hawaii, like Hawaii Volcanoes National Park which contains two active volcanoes at the present time. In this park is Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano. Other reasons people like to visit Hawaii are to go fishing or surfing.
What is cool about Hawaii?
While it would be wonderful to visit Hawaii, it is also fun to read about. There are many interesting facts to learn about Hawaii. One is that Hawaii is the only state in the United States that grows coffee and has rain forests. Also, Iolani Palace in located in Honolulu, Hawaii is the only royal palace in the United States. Perhaps most importantly, growing up in Hawaii made a big impact on our current president Barak Obama. He said, "There is no doubt that the residue of Hawaii will always stay with me, and that it is a part of my core, and that what's best in me, and what's best in my message, is consistent with the tradition of Hawaii."
Map of Hawaii
Hawaii is made up of 8 islands.
Average Temperatures in Hawaii
The temperature in Hawaii is about the same all year round.
Here is the president wearing the traditional Hawaiian Lei.