Interesting Hawaii facts

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    How did Hawaii get its name?
    The word Hawaii is from the Proto-Polynesian hawaiki, meaning 'place of the gods' or 'homeland'. Hawaii state's nickname is 'Aloha State', because the word 'Aloha' is one of the most commonly used words in Hawaiian Language. Based on the context, Aloha can mean 'hello', 'welcome', 'love', 'best wishes' or even 'goodbye'

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    Hawaii is one of the three US states that are antipodal (diametrically opposite on the other side of the globe) to inhabited land Hawaii and Oahu islands lie exact opposite to the African nations of Botswana and Namibia. So, if you start digging a straight hole in Honalulu and manage to come on the other side of the globe, you will come out in Botswana/Namibia

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    Hawaiian party

    A luau is a traditional Hawaiian party or feast that is usually accompanied by entertainment. Many families celebrate a child's first birthday with a luau. Graduation luaus and wedding luaus are also common.

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    Hawaii's coastline is approximately 750 miles (1,210 km) long, which is fourth in the United States after those of Alaska, Florida and California

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    Hawaii is the 8th smallest, the 11th least populous, but the 13th most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states

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    Southernmost point

    Ka Lae on the Big Island of Hawaii is the southernmost point in the United States

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    Leper colony

    Kalaaupapa on Molokai was once a leper colony. It was administered by Father Damien, a Flemish Catholic missionary, who later died of leprosy he contacted while treating the patients

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    Pearl Harbor
    Pearl Harbor near Honolulu is a United States Navy deep-water naval base. It was shot into headlines when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7, 1941, an event that brought the USA into World War II

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    Lava land

    Hawaii is one of the few places on earth that has two types of lava - the rough, rocky, fragmented kind called a’a and the smooth kind called pahoehoe.

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    Limited fauna
    Only two types of mammals are native to Hawaii - the hoary bat and the monk seal. There are no snakes native to Hawaii. The Brahminy blind snake is the one snake that lives in Hawaii; it was imported from the Philippines, is harmless and is about the size of an earthworm.

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    As high as a palm tree...No more

    By law, no building on Kauai is allowed to be built taller than a palm tree.

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    No pet snakes, please

    Hawaii does not allow snakes as pets. The state also prohibts alligators, dragon lizards, ferrets, gerbils, geckos, hamsters, monk parakeets, piranhas, snapping turtles and toucans as pets. These can only call zoo as their home in Hawaii.

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    Nickname The Aloha State List
    Capital Honolulu List
    Largest city Honolulu List
    Abbreviation HI List
    Population 1.4 million (rank: 40) List
    Population density 214 per mile2(rank: 13) List
    Life expectancy 81.3 (rank: 1) List
    Median age 37.7 years (rank: 20) List
    Area 10,931 mile2 (rank: 43) List
    Coastline 750 miles List
    Median household income $64,514 (rank: 11) List
    Statehood August 21, 1959 (50th state) List
    Mean elevation 3,030 ft. (924 m) List
    Highest point Mauna Kea 13,796 ft (4205 m) List
    Governor David Ige (D)
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