So how did this come to be? Before Honolulu coined its’ name, meaning “sheltered harbor”, the harbor was referred to by many natives as Kulolia. Until the first foreigner came sailing in from Europe. In 1959 when Hawaii was adopted as the 50th U.S. state, Honolulu become the official capital of the Hawaiian Islands.
Honolulu is the largest city in the world — at least it has the longest borders. According to the state constitution any island (or islet) not named as belonging to a county belongs to Honolulu . The world’s largest wind generator is on the island of Oahu .
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15 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Hawaii 1 Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. 2 Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial. 3 Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. 4 Volcanoes National Park. 5 Haleakala National Park. 6 Waimea Canyon State Park. 7 Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park. 8 Kona Coffee Living History Farm .
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The Honolulu Board of Water Supply says Oahu’s municipal water is safe to drink and use, and it does not require treatment by home filtration units. Tap water in Hawaii is not only safe to drink , but it’s just as safe to drink as bottled water .
It is FALSE. The state of Hawaii is about 2400 mi. (4000 km) from California and about 4000 mi.
But Hawaii’s land-based wildlife is pretty benign. There are no predators, so the most dangerous creature you could encounter on a hike through Maui’s wilderness might be a startled wild pig or a centipede —which can give a painful sting, but it won’t kill you. No one has ever been maimed by a centipede .
Overall, Honolulu is an extremely safe city to visit. While the city does have some problems with petty theft and DUIs, the police department has successfully worked to reduce the violent crime rate.
Slowly , slowly , the Big Island of Hawaii is sinking toward its doom. From its palm-fringed beaches to the summit of Mauna Kea, 13,796 feet high, nothing will remain of that volcanic island but a small, stony lump on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean in the far northwest, thousands of miles from where it stands today.
Stunning coastlines, towering mountains, and lush jungles abound on both islands. However, the main difference between the two islands comes down to the variety in the landscapes, which Maui wins by a narrow margin. Maui : All in all, the scenery on Maui is more accessible than what’s found on Kauai .
Current Situation. Hurricane season in the Central Pacific region (where Hawaii is located) runs from June 1 to November 30 (though these tropical cyclones can occur any time of the year ).
Hawaiian, along with English , is an official language of the State of Hawaii.
Hawaii is one of the most- expensive areas in the United States, and the cost of food and lodging is notably higher than that of most other states. In Maui, travelers can expect to pay somewhere between $10 and $15 for breakfast, anywhere from $15 to $30 for lunch and considerably more for dinner.