More Hawaii Fun Facts

Hawaii is a fascinating state with an interesting history, and wide array of colorful people and culture. Being a CPA in Hawaii is a joy every day, and learning the rich history of this beautiful island is an absolute pleasure. Every now and then, we like to have a little fun over at! The following are a few interesting facts about Hawaii:

Fun facts about hawaii

  • The Hawaiian Islands were originally settled by Polynesian immigrants, but was unknown to the Europeans until James Cook landed here in 1778.
  • Hawaii officially became known as the “Aloha State” in 1959.
  • Hawaii is home to the only royal residence in the United States, the Iolani Palace.
  • Hawaii is home to the largest number of endangered species in the USA.
  • The Kilauea Volcano, located on the Big Island of Hawaii, is one of the largest and most active volcanos on Earth.
  • The Big Island is home to one of the world’s biggest telescopes, and has more observatories in one location than anywhere else in the world.
  • Hawaii is the only state that grows and harvests coffee!
  • Hawaii is the only U.S. state whose land area is increasing (from volcanic eruptions.)