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Honolulu Hawaii, USA

 

 

Hawaii is one of the United States, located on an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean southwest of the continental United States, southeast of Japan, and northeast of Australia.

The state was admitted to the Union on August 21, 1959, making it the 50th state. Its capital is located in its major city, Honolulu on the island of Oahu.

This state encompasses nearly the entirety of the volcanic Hawaiian Island chain, which is made up of hundreds of islands spread over 2,400 km.

At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight "main islands" are Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lānai, Kahoolawe, Maui, and Hawaii.

 

 


Anthropologists believe that Polynesians from the Marquesas and possibly the Society Islands first populated the Hawaiian Islands at some time between 300 and 500 AD.

There is a great deal of dispute regarding these dates. Archaeologists and historians also differ as to whether there were one or two waves of colonization.

It is believed by some authors that there had been an early settlement from the Marquesas and a later wave of immigrants from Tahiti, circa 1000, who were said to have introduced a new line of high chiefs, the introduction of the Kapu system, the practice of human sacrifice and the onset of building of Hieaus.

The movement of the Hawaiian royal family from the island of Hawaii to Maui, and subsequently to Oahu, explains why certain population centers exist where they do today.

The largest city, Honolulu, was the one chosen by Kamehameha III as the capital of his kingdom because of the natural harbor there, the present-day Honolulu Harbor.

 

Miss Beauty Doll 2008 Hawaii present at Honolulu, the largest city.

It is the capital and most populous census-designated place in the U.S. state of Hawaii.

Although Honolulu refers to the city itself along the south shore of the island, it is commonly designatedas the entire island of Oahu.

In the Hawaiian language, Honolulu means "sheltered bay" or "place of shelter." It lies along the southeast coast of the island of Oahu and of the City & County of Honolulu.

 

 


The last is by far the largest, and is often called the "Big Island" or "Big Isle" to avoid confusion with the state as a whole. This archipelago is physiographically and ethnologically part of the Polynesian subregion of Oceania.
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All of the Hawaiian islands were formed by volcanos erupting from the sea floor fm a magma source described in geological theory as a hotspot.

The theory maintains that as the tectonic plate beneath much of the Pacific Ocean moves in a northwesterly direction, the hot spot remains stationary, slowly creating new volcanoes.

All of the Hawaiian islands were formed by volcanos erupting from the sea floor from a magma source described in geological theory as a hotspot.

The theory maintains that as the tectonic plate beneath much of the Pacific Ocean moves in a northwesterly direction, the hot spot remains stationary, slowly creating new volcanoes.

 

Ethnically, Hawaii is one of only four states in which non-Hispanic whites do not form a majority, and has the largest percentage of Asian Americans.

Hawaii was the second majority-minority state in the United States. Both Hawaii and New Mexico have been majority-minority regions since the early 20th century, but New Mexico became a state before Hawaii.

Hawaii also has the largest percentage of persons of mixed race, who constitute some 20% of the total population.

Now the state capital, Honolulu is located along the southeast coast of Oahu.

The previous capital was Lahaina, Maui. Some major towns are Hilo, Kāneohe , Kailua, Pearl City, Waipahu, Kahului, Kailua-Kona, Kihei, and Lihue.

 

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