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THERE ARE 137 ISLANDS
While most tourists probably think of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Big Island, there are actually 137 individual islands.
Most of these are uninhabited though, and the main eight islands are Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island (a.k.a Hawaii).
The state of Hawaii is also known as the Aloha state
NO BUILDING ON KAUAI CAN BE TALLER THAN A PALM TREE BY LAW
The Island of Kauai, also known as the Garden Island has some specific rules for how tall buildings can be. No building can be taller than a palm tree, so don’t expect any skyscrapers here.
There are only two exceptions, and that’s The Mariott, which was built before the law was passed, and then St Regis, which is built into a hillside.
ALL HAWAIIAN BEACHES ARE PUBLIC
Want to soak up the sun at some of the beautiful beaches of Hawaii? They are all public and can be enjoyed by anyone.
HAWAII HAS THE LONGEST LIFE EXPECTANCY IN ALL OF THE US
Hawaiian residents can pride themselves of living a healthier life than the majority of other US residents. The life expectancy is highest in the Aloha State with 81.3 years on average.
Definitely one of the most interesting facts about Hawaii!
THE BIG ISLAND GROWS ABOUT 42 ACRES EACH YEAR
Due to volcanic activity and lava, the Big Island is estimated to grow about 42 acres every year! That’s equal to about 40 American football fields.
MOLOKAI DOESN’T HAVE ANY TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND NIIHAU HAS NO PAVED ROADS
The island of Molokai is only home to about 7000 people, and it’s a popular day trip from Maui. Expect a genuine island feeling with no traffic lights and an even more laid back atmosphere than the bigger islands.
If you want to experience an even more wild island, you should go to Niihau, where there aren’t any paved roads.
THEY GROW COFFEE COMMERCIALLY
Hawaiian coffee is highly regarded, and there are farms growing coffee in Kauai, Maui, and Honolulu as well as on the Big Island.
IT’S THE ONLY STATE THAT IS NOT GEOGRAPHICALLY LOCATED IN NORTH AMERICA
While Hawaii is a state in the US, and politically belong to North America, geographically it is located in Polynesia, a subregion of Oceania in the Pacific Ocean.
The island group is situated 2000 miles away from the nearest point of the United States. Hawaii is considered to be the most isolated population center in the world.
HOME TO THE WORLD’S MOST ACTIVE VOLCANO
You probably already knew that there are several volcanoes here, especially since the islands were formed by volcanic activity. Kilauea volcano on Big Island is the world’s most active volcano, and it has been erupting continuously from 1983 until 2018.
However, the last active lava on the surface was reported in September 2018, and since then the Kilauea volcano has remained inactive.
HAWAII HAS ITS OWN TIME ZONE
It’s the only state in the US with its own time zone. The Hawaiian standard time is UTC -10, and there is no daylight saving time.
MOUNT WAIALEALE IS ONE OF THE WETTEST PLACES ON EARTH
Water is the reason for the lush nature in Kauai, and in Mount Waialeale, a lot of water falls from the sky in form of rain.
In fact, the annual precipitation is 373 inches (9,500 mm). The wettest year that was ever recorded saw 683 inches (17,300 mm) of rain!
THERE IS ONLY ONE TYPE OF SNAKE
The only snake that is entitled to call these tropical islands its home is the tiny Hawaiian blind snake. However, it is not a native species, and it is thought that it was brought along with plant soil from the Philippines in 1929.
So, don’t worry, even though it’s very tropical here and that it would probably be ideal for a lot of snake species, there are none to look out for. The only other snakes in Hawaii, are the ones in zoos.
THERE ARE ONLY TWO NATIVE MAMMALS
While there are lots of animals in Hawaii, there are only two mammals that are native to the Hawaiian islands: The hoary bat and the monk seal.
However, there are plenty of other mammals living on the Hawaiian islands today, such as the Indian mongoose, Pacific rat, European Rabbit, and Deer.
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