The Hawaiian Islands are brightly colored shirts and flippant sandals, flower leis and merry music. Diving and surfing, golf courses and Botanical Gardens, notorious Pearl Harbor and paradisiacal Honolulu – there is plenty to do in the 50th US state. Moreover, it is the birthplace of the 44th President of the United States and a Nobel Laureate, Barack Obama.
|Water area||North Pacific Ocean|
|Number of islands||20 big islands|
|Total area||28 311 km2|
|Population||1,392,313 (2012 est)|
- 1. Step aboard the submarine, see the ship sunk by the Japanese and have a good time in the USS Arizona Memorial.
- 2. Watch the lava flowing into the ocean.
- 3. Go down the streets of the village destroyed by lava in 1990.
- 4. Watch the most desperate surfers surfing in Maalaea, and see the biggest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere.
- 5. Dive into the volcano crater not far from Maui.
- 6. Take some surfing lessons in the world-known Waikiki beach.
The Hawaiian Islands (also known asthe "Sandwich Islands") are an archipelago in the North Pacific Ocean. Hawaii belongs to the USA and is administered as the 50th state of the United States of America, the state of Hawaii. Hawaii’s first documented contact with European explorers was on January 18, 1778. That day James Cook re-discovered The Hawaiian Islands.
The total area(28,311 km2) comprises 20 big islands and about 80 small ones. Midway Atoll that is near the northwestern end of the Hawaiian archipelago is not a part of the state of Hawaii.
Islands: Hawaii 10432.5 km², Maui 1883.5 km², Oahu 1545.3 km², Kauai 1430.4 km², Molokai 673 km², Lanai 364 km², Niihau 179.9 km², Kahoolawe 115.5 km², Laysan 4.1 km²,Lisianski Island 1.5 km², Lehua 1.15 km²
Population: 1,392,313 (2012 est)
Race and ethnicity: descendants of Portuguese and other European peoples – 25%, Native Hawaiians - 22%, the Japanese - 16%, Filipino Americans - 11%, the Chinese 3%
Language: there are two official languages – English and Hawaiian