Hawaii Facts – 36 Interesting Facts About Hawaii

Interesting facts about Hawaii

The State of Hawaii has four counties, Kauai, Honolulu; Maui; and Hawaii each with a mayor and council in charge.

The state has no ethnic majority and all communities are in a minority. Caucasians add up to make 34% of the population followed by Japanese-American about 32%, Filipino-American about 16% and Chinese-American about 5%.

The Waialua River is one of the five navigable river and starts from Waialeale Mountain which receives 488 inches of rain per year. The other rivers are The Waimea, the Hanape’pe, the Lumahai and the Hanalei River.

The macadamia nut, which is known the world over was not a native of Hawaii but was brought from Australia as an ornamental plant. It was only from 1920 that it became a harvest crop.

Hawaii is the only state in the US where Coffee is grown

The coffee is cultivated on the leeward side of the island along the volcanic slopes of Mauna Lao and is known as Kona coffee.

Barak Obama who became the 44th President of United States was born in the Hawaii in 1961.

Haleakalā is the largest dormant volcano in the world. Its eruptions created 75% of what we know as Hawaiian Island of Maui. The crater off the volcano is 3000 feet deep, 7.5 miles long and 2.5 miles wide. It sits at the center of the Haleakala National Park which is home to the Hawaiian state bird, an endangered species of goose called the nene.

Billboards are outlawed in Hawaii.

People of Hawaii have the longest life expectancy in the United States, Six years more than the average