82 Super Cool + Fun Facts About Hawaii!
Boy, do we love Hawaii! But then again… Who doesn’t? You’ve got the Big Island’s volcanoes, stunning scenery in Maui and Kauai, incredible beaches, breathtaking nature and laid-back surf culture.
There are also lots of fun facts about Hawaii that we’re sure you’ll find as fascinating as we do. In fact, here’s a list of 82! So sit back, relax, and read these cool Hawaii facts.
Hawaii is the largest island chain in the world
Hawaii is usually recognized by eight main islands, seven of which are inhabited. But the state officially recognizes 137 islands.
Its name is Niihau. One of Hawaii’s eight main islands, it’s privately owned and has only 170 residents!
Hawaii has a “forbidden island”
Niihau has no running water or electric lights
Talk about living off the grid! Electricity is produced by the sun or generators, and there’s no running water, shops, restaurants or paved roads.
It’s not always sunny and hot in Hawaii
Hawaii also gets a lot of rain – especially during the winter months between October and April – averaging about 25 to 30 inches of rain per year.
Pineapples are not native to Hawaii
Though most of us associate pineapples with Hawaii (and they are indeed one of the most delicious fruits of Hawaii!), they actually originated in South America.
“Aloha” doesn’t mean “hello” and “good-bye”
You’ll find many definitions of aloha, including love, peace, compassion and a way of life.
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