15 fascinating facts about Hawaii

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  1. The flag of Hawaii is the only U.S. state flag which has an image of the official flag of Great Britain.
  2. Kilauea Volcano, located on the Big Island, is the most active volcano of the Earth.
  3. Hawaiian Archipelago consists of no less than 132 islands and atolls that stretch over a length of 2414 km.
  4. Haleakala volcano on the island of Maui is the largest volcano on Earth like this.
  5. On the island of Molokai there are no road signs and no traffic lights. Also, there is no mall.
  6. The famous sandy beach of Waikiki, one of the most popular tourist destinations, was actually brought on the island of Molokai, from over 64 miles away.
  7. ''Wailea'' name means "water of Lea", being the goddess of canoe manufacturers in local belief.
  8. Wailea on Maui 'is located on the south coast. With a total of 1,500 acres, Wailea area was arranged specifically to become one of the top destinations for tourists.
  9. The island of Kauai is the wettest place on Earth.
  10. Hawaii is one of the two U.S. states that own interstate highways without having a proper border with another state.
  11. The first white man who set foot on these islands was Captain James Cook, in 1778, calling the group of islands the "Sandwich Islands".
  12. Hawaiian Islands and other nearby formations represent the peaks of aquatic mountains, which take part of a large chain comprising active or extinct volcanoes.
  13. One of the most popular holidays is the "Garland Day" on May 1; everyone is wearing garlands of flowers around the neck and chooses a queen in accompaniment of Hula dance and Hawaiian music rhythm.
  14. The light specific to lava lakes, which is exudes, can be seen on the sky every night.
  15. Wailua River is the only navigable river in the entire Hawaiian archipelago.
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