|Nā Pali coast, Kauaʻi (from Wikipedia)|
Hawaii was named as the happiest state in America in 2010. Aside from the fact that its capital is Honolulu in the island of O'ahu, do you know that these following interesting trivia about Hawaii as well?
Do you know that...
...Hawaii is the newest of the 50 states of the USA? It became a member only in August 21, 1959
...Hawaii is the only U.S. state that made up entirely of islands? The main Hawaiian Islands are Hawai'i, Maui, Kaho'olawe, Lana'i, Moloka'i, O'ahu, Kaua'i and Ni'ihau.
...Hawaii is the only U.S. state that is not geographically located in North America? It is an archipelago that's the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean, southwest of the continental United States, southeast of Japan, and northeast of Australia.
...Hawaii is one of the two U.S. states that does not observe the daylight saving time? The other one is Arizona.
...Hawaii's coastline is approximately 750 miles (1,210 km) long? It's the fourth longest coastline in the United States after Alaska, Florida and California.
...Hawaii’s tallest mountain, Mauna Kea, is taller than Mount Everest if followed to the base of the mountain? Mauna Kea stands at 13,796 ft (4,205 m) but from its base that's lying at the floor of the Pacific Ocean, it rises about 33,500 ft (10,200 m).
...Hawaii is the only U.S. state with a royal palace? Prior to becoming
annexed by the United States as a territory, the Kingdom of Hawaii was sovereign from 1810 to 1893 and an independent republic from 1894 to 1898.
...Hawaii was attacked on Pearl Harbor by Imperial Japan on December 7, 1941? This surprise attack on Pearl Harbor along with other military and naval installations brought the United States into World War II.
...Hawaii's home values were the highest of all states per the 2000 US Census and recent researches? Recent research made by the National Association of Realtors places single family homes for sale in Hawaii to have a median sales price of $607,600 while the US median sales price is at $173,200.
...Hawaii is one of the two states that do not share a border with another U.S. state?The other one is Alaska.