Hawaii Facts and History

Hawaii has become one of the states of the United States of America since August 21, 1959. It is made up of volcanic islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, which capital is Honolulu located on the island of Oahu. Its area is about 10, 970 square miles with a current population of not more than two million. Although the islands are surrounded by volcanoes and a lot of water, Hawaii is considered to be a cultural center where different nationalities gather and a major tourist spot across the globe.   

The island is the 50th state of the United States and since the US settlement, Hawaii has become one important US global defense system as it is strategically located in an area that has access to the eastern part of the globe. In fact, Hawaii BAH is available for all military members who choose to settle off-base.   

Besides what was mentioned, Hawaii is also rich economically. Hawaii is a famous spot for tourists and the whole island relies on the funds that they get from the tourists. Aside from the tourist spots, one of the things that provide money to the islands is its agriculture and manufacturing industry. This is made possible because of the rich nature of the islands: from the mountains, oceans, and other beautiful landscapes of Hawaii. In fact, to maintain its abundant resources, the Hawaiian government gives a lot of effort in their international research and development in astronomy, geophysics, oceanography, biomedicine, and satellite communications.   

It was mentioned that Hawaii has many active volcanoes on its islands. There are eight considered major islands in Hawaii including Kauai, Niihau, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Molokai, Oahu, Hawaii, and Maui. It was believed that all of these islands were made 70 million years ago where most volcanic activities became dormant, with the exception of other volcanoes.   

When it comes to its climate, Hawaii is known for its tropical climate although it has strong north winds that give a cold breeze to the people of Hawaii. The climate is ideal for a lot of recreational activities including surfing, goal, swimming, softball, and others. In fact, most tourists go to Hawaii because the islands have a lot of recreational activities available for them. Hiking and other activities are also available to do.   

Because of the climate and the rich natural resources, the islands also have rich plants and flowers. Endemic plants were carried by the birds, currents, winds, and tides although a large number of species were introduced by humans. Because the state is an archipelago, it is very reached with marine plants and animals. All of these contribute to the rich environment that you will see in the Hawaiian Islands.   

The original settlers were Polynesians who migrated from the Marquesas Islands in the 7th century. It was in the 1700s that foreign people went to the islands of Hawaii. British captain James Cook, and since then, a lot of voyages happened towards the islands.   

Currently, the Hawaiian population is accounted to not more than 2 million in terms of population.