General Information:The Capital City is HonoluluHawaii’s Governor is Neil AbercrombieThe population of Hawaii is Around 1.4 million and it ranksas the 40th most populated state as per US census statisticsfor 2012.Hawaii became the 50th US state on August 20, 1959.
HAWAIIAN FLAGKing Kamehameha, the Unifier of Hawaii, adopted thecurrent flag of Hawaii in 1816. The 8 bands of White,Red and Blue stand for the 8 major Hawaiian islands,the colors for the US colors. The Union Jack representsthe ancient friendship with Britain.
The state bird OF HAWAII is theNENE-Hawaiian goose; the stateflower is the PUA ALOALO-Yellow Hibiscus. Hawaii’s Statetree is the Kukui
Hawaii has 8 major and 124 minor islands and all havebeen created by Volcanic activity. Mauna Loa on Hawaiiis the world’s largest active volcano at 4,168 Mtr height.Hawaii has beautiful beaches- like Hanalei and Waikiki,caves, volcanoes and valleys. The largest natural lake isHalulu. Hawaii does not have any major rivers.Geography/Physical Features
The Hawaiian Islands are one of the most popularvacation destinations in the world. Each year manytourists come to enjoy the natural beauty of theislands. Hawaii’s economy has become greatlydependent on service industries, retail trade, andtransportation. Hawaii’s agriculture is sugarcane ,pineapples, livestock, macadamia nuts. Theapparel, food processing, stone and gemsindustries are important to Hawaii.
Some famous people from Hawaii include BarackObama, Nicole Kidman and Don Ho! The first knownEuropean, Captain James Cook made first contact with theHawaiian people on 1/20/1778. The Japanese attacked PearlHarbor on 12/7/41. From 1941, Hawaii came under USmilitary rule, until it became the 50th US state in 1959.
VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARKOne of the most-visited attractions inHawaii is the Hawaii Volcanoes NationalPark Located on Big Island . The parkboasts the summit of the worlds mostactive volcano, Kilauea, and the worldsmost massive volcano, Mauna Loa. Thepark offers unique hiking and campingopportunities. The entrance fee is $5 perperson for 7 days all year round. The parkall year round
HONOLULU ZOOHAWAII IS HOME TO MANY WILD ANIMALSTHAT CAN BE FOUND IN THEIR NATIVEHABITAT, AS WELL AS IN ZOOS, ANIMAL PARKSAND SANCTUARIES. HAWAIIS ZOOS ANDWILDLIFE PARKS ALLOW VISITORS TOVOLUNTEER AND INTERACT WITH SOME OFTHEIR AMAZING ANIMALS. THE ADMISSIONPRICE FOR KIDS IS $6 AND FOR ADULTS IS $14.THE ZOO IS OPEN DAILY FROM 9 AM TO 4:30PM.
ConclusionHawaii is a really, really great state. I thinkeveryone should visit Hawaii because it haslots of natural beauty-active volcanoes, parks,wildlife and some of the best beaches in theworld with giant waves. It has a great historywith many important events having takenplace. Hawaii has wonderful food that is worldfamous.I was fascinated to learn that the whole ofHawaii was made from Volcanic activity. I alsolearnt the worlds biggest and massive activevolcanoes are in Hawaii. I can truly say anyvisit to Hawaii will be MEMORABLE!!A hui hou kakou - Until we meet again!!
Resourceswww.50states.com- Factswww.aloha-hawaii.com- Factswww.gohawaii.com- Places to Visitwww.hawaiiattractions.us- Best Tourist spots. www.animateit.net- Animation Cartoons. www.bio-beetle.com-common Hawaiian phrases