What is the first thing that comes into your mind when people mention “Hawaii”? Is it the endless beaches, or the deep blue see or the fierce tropical sunshine? None of them are wrong, because they are all symbolic of the Aloha state. Hawaii is comprised of a chain of 137 islands. We usually think of the eight main islands when we are talking about Hawaii: this is because the other 129 islands are too small even for living.
Hawaii has the world's most active volcano, the crater of Kilauea on Mauna Loa. Sandy beaches, towering volcanoes, and lush valleys attract thousands of tourists each year to visit this tropical paradise.
Hawaii does not connect with the American continent. It is located in the northern Pacific Ocean and is the most ethnically and racially diverse state of any state in the union. It is also one of only two states where Caucasians are not the biggest section population. Hawaii contains the highest rate of ethnic Asians and there are also Polynesians among others. Native Hawaiians preserve many of their customs and traditions even though more and more new residents move into the islands. Hawaii is the also only state that has an official native language.
In Hawaii’s past history, statehood had been proposed many times, however it was not until 1959 that Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States.