60 Facts About Honolulu Hawaii

1. Honolulu Hawaii is located 2,090 miles west-southwest of San Francisco, California.

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2. Honolulu Hawaii is the world's longest island chain, with 124 islands.

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3. In 2006, Honolulu Hawaii, known as the Aloha state, was home to nearly 1.3 million people, 24.9 percent of whom were white.

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4. Honolulu Hawaii was a prime military asset, and its profitable sugar plantations were attractive.

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5. Honolulu Hawaii was the last state to join the Union when it was admitted on August 21, 1959.

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6. In 2003, Honolulu Hawaii had 24 community hospitals, which together provided about 3,100 beds.

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7. In 2004, Honolulu Hawaii ranked 20th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia with a per capita income of $32,625.

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8. Honolulu Hawaii has a two-chamber legislature of 25 senators and 51 representatives.

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9. In 2004, Honolulu Hawaii had 843,876 licensed drivers, and 4,318 miles of roads and streets.

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10. In 2004, Honolulu Hawaii had a population density of about 196.6 persons per square mile.

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11. In 2006, Honolulu Hawaii ranked 42nd in population in the United States with an estimated total of 1,285,498 residents.

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12. Honolulu Hawaii became a convenient stop between continents for air travel as well.

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13. Honolulu Hawaii is the largest and geologically the youngest island of the group, and Oahu, where the capital, Honolulu, is located, is the most populous and economically important.

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14. Honolulu Hawaii has some twenty thousand acres planted with macadamia trees today.

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15. Honolulu Hawaii is the site of an annual Professional Golfers' Association tournament and the world-famous Ironman Triathlon competition.

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16. In 2003, Honolulu Hawaii employed 153,600 people in the travel and tourism industry.

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17. Honolulu Hawaii had 12 major AM radio stations and 21 major FM stations as of 2003, as well as 10 major television stations.

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18. Honolulu Hawaii is the only state to have a single, unified public school system.

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19. In 2003, Honolulu Hawaii had 24 community hospitals with about 3,100 beds.

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20. Honolulu Hawaii does not collect property taxes at the state level.

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21. In 2004, a total of 14,035 people in Honolulu Hawaii were employed in the state's manufacturing sector, according to the ASM.

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22. Honolulu Hawaii has the eighth-largest state-owned forest and natural area reserve system in the United States.

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23. Honolulu Hawaii had an estimated 155,000 cattle and calves worth $97.6 million in 2005.

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24. Honolulu Hawaii is the nerve center of US defense activities in the Pacific.

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25. In 2003, Honolulu Hawaii spent $120,409,439 on homeland security, an average of $57 per state resident.

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26. Honolulu Hawaii was the first state to go on record against the Patriot and Homeland Security acts.

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27. In 2005, Honolulu Hawaii had a total of 48 public and private-use aviation-related facilities.

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28. Honolulu Hawaii was characterized by Mark Twain as "the loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.

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29. Honolulu Hawaii has the oldest school west of the Rocky Mountains.

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30. Honolulu Hawaii has many plants that are endemic to the islands.

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31. Honolulu Hawaii has the fewest overweight people in the United States.

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32. Honolulu Hawaii has the highest life expectancy in the United States.

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33. Honolulu Hawaii is the only US state whose majority of people are non-white.

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34. Honolulu Hawaii has the highest population density in the United States.

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35. Honolulu Hawaii was the 50th state admitted to the union on August 20, 1959.

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36. Honolulu Hawaii is the only US state whose land area is increasing.

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37. Honolulu Hawaii is more than 2,000 miles from the nearest continental land mass.

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38. Honolulu Hawaii incurred the biggest seniority shift between the 112th and 113th Congresses.

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39. Honolulu Hawaii is represented in the United States Congress by two senators and two representatives.

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40. At one time Honolulu Hawaii had a network of railroads on each of the larger islands that transported farm commodities and passengers.

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41. Honolulu Hawaii has the highest rates of private school attendance in the nation.

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42. Honolulu Hawaii has the only school system within the US that is unified statewide.

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43. Since the late 19th century, Honolulu Hawaii has become a major site for surfists from around the world.

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44. Honolulu Hawaii represents the northernmost extension of the vast Polynesian Triangle of the south and central Pacific Ocean.

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45. Honolulu Hawaii has the highest percentage of Asian Americans and multiracial Americans and the lowest percentage of White Americans of any state.

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46. Center of population of Honolulu Hawaii is located between the two islands of O'ahu and Moloka'i.

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47. Honolulu Hawaii was admitted as a US state on August 21, 1959.

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48. Honolulu Hawaii was an independent republic from 1894 until August 12, 1898, when it officially became a territory of the United States.

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49. Honolulu Hawaii is the only state to have never recorded sub-zero Fahrenheit temperatures.

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50. Honolulu Hawaii has more endangered species and has lost a higher percentage of its endemic species than any other US state.

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51. Honolulu Hawaii is the 8th-smallest and the 11th-least populous, but the 13th-most densely populated of the 50 US states.

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52. Honolulu Hawaii has over a million permanent residents, along with many visitors and US military personnel.

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53. The University of Honolulu Hawaii is a significant employer for the city.

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54. Honolulu Hawaii achieved statehood in 1959 and joined the Union as the 50th state with Honolulu as its capital.

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55. In 2001, Honolulu Hawaii received $9.95 billion in foreign investment from Asia.

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56. Honolulu Hawaii is ranked first in investment money coming from Asia to finance real estate projects and other industries.

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57. The University of Honolulu Hawaii has its main campus in the Manoa Valley in Honolulu.

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58. Honolulu Hawaii is a group of volcanic islands in the central Pacific Ocean.

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59. Honolulu Hawaii became the 50th US state on August 21, 1959.

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60. Honolulu Hawaii has one of the nation's highest rate of private school attendance.

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