Do you know where the most climate zones are found in the smallest area in the world? Do you know where the most isolated population center on the face of the earth is? I have put together some facts about Hawaii’s Biggest Island that you might enjoy!
1.) The Big Island of Hawaii is the largest Island in the United States.
2.) The Largest telescope in the World is located on the Big Island of Hawaii.
3.) The largest grouping of scientific observatories are on the Big Island of Hawaii.
4.) Kilauea, on the Big Island of Hawaii, is the most active and largest Volcano in the World!
5.) The southern most tip of the United States is on the Big Island of Hawaii (Ka Lae).
6.) The Big Island of Hawaii is the leading producer of Orchids in the World.
7.) The Big Island of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world (measured from it’s base at the ocean floor).
8.) The Parker Ranch in Waimea is the largest privately owned cattle ranch, in the United States, 480,000 acres of land.
9.) The Hawaiian Islands are the most isolated populated center on the face of the earth.
10.) Hawaii is the Only State that grows coffee beans.
11.) More than 1/3 of all of the world’s Pineapples come from the state of Hawaii.
12.) From east to west Hawaii is the widest state in the United States, over 1400 miles wide.
13.) Hawaii was the 50th state admitted to the union, August 20th, 1959.
14.) There are only 12 letters in the whole Hawaiian alphabet.
15.) The Hawaiian Islands are the projecting tops of the biggest mountain range in the world.
16.) Hawaii has it’s own time Zone and does not observe daylight savings time.
17.) There are over 130 islands in the Hawaiian Archipelago.
18.) The coldest day of the year in Kona is January 15, with an average low of 68°F and high of 80°F.
19.) The Big Island of Hawaii was formed by five volcanoes: Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea.
20.) Hawaii was one of the last places “discovered” by settlers from the New World.
21.) The Hawaiian Islands are the most beautiful islands in the world.
22.) The 47th largest state in the United States, Hawaii is the size of Northern Ireland.
23.) There are more than 20,000 types of orchids on the Big Island of Hawaii.
24.) Hilo is one of the wettest towns in the world with an average rainfall of 156.79 inches a year.
25.) One of the Worlds Largest Boar was shot in Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, at 740 LBS.
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