Aloha! Do you know where the Tallest mountain and second tallest mountain are from the base to top in the whole world?
Do you know where the 13th tallest waterfall in the world is?
Do you know where “National Geographic” pick for #10 Beach in the world is?
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!
2.) The Largest telescope in the World is located here.
3.) The largest grouping of scientific observatories are right here.
4.) Kilauea, is the most active and largest Volcano in the World!
5.) The southern most tip of the United States is on this ilse (Ka Lae).
6.) We are the leading producers of Orchids in the World.
7.) 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.) These 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 are grown here.
12.) From east to west this State is the widest state in the United States, over 1400 miles wide.
13.) We were the 50th state admitted to the union, August 20th, 1959.
14.) There are only 12 letters in the whole Hawaiian alphabet.
15.) These Islands are the projecting tops of the biggest mountain range in the world.
16.) We have our own time Zone and do 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.) This Island was formed by five volcanoes: Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea.
20.) The remote destination was one of the last places “discovered” by settlers from the New World.
21.) These 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 here.
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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