History UsefulNotes / Hawaii

27th Nov '16 5:00:54 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Hawai'i is a popular tourist destination for Americans, due to the fact that it's a year-round tropical resort that Americans don't need a passport to visit. This is the reason for the prevalence of the tropes AlohaHawaii and HulaAndLuaus in American media. It is also home to a very large Japanese American community, thanks mainly to its proximity to Japan, which also sends over lots of tourists (and the reason for the prevalence of the aforementioned tropes in Japanese media as well). Most Japanese who talk about having been to America mean they once went to Hawai'i on a package tour. Since the early 20th Century, Filipino Americans have also made the islands their home (second only to California in terms of numbers), thanks in part due to the Philippines' past as US territory and later immigration. As a result, Tagalog and Ilokano have become one of the most widely-spoken languages in the State (alongside Japanese) outside English. Geography geek side-note here: Hawai'i is unique among the 46-States-and-4-Commonwealths comprising the USA in having no straight-lines anywhere on its boundary.

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Hawai'i is a popular tourist destination for Americans, due to the fact that it's a year-round tropical resort that Americans don't need a passport to visit. This is the reason for the prevalence of the tropes AlohaHawaii and HulaAndLuaus in American media. It is also home to a very large Japanese American community, thanks mainly to its proximity to Japan, which also sends over lots of tourists (and the reason for the prevalence of the aforementioned tropes in Japanese media as well). Most Japanese who talk about having been to America mean they once went to Hawai'i on a package tour. Since the early 20th Century, Filipino [[UsefulNotes/ThePhilippines Filipino]] Americans have also made the islands their home (second only to California in terms of numbers), thanks in part due to the Philippines' past as US territory and later immigration. As a result, Tagalog and Ilokano have become one of the most widely-spoken languages in the State (alongside Japanese) outside English. Geography geek side-note here: Hawai'i is unique among the 46-States-and-4-Commonwealths comprising the USA in having no straight-lines anywhere on its boundary.
8th Oct '16 10:33:41 PM DustSnitch
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* '''Hawai'i''': "The Big Island", [[CaptainObvious for being big.]] The southeasternmost island in the entire chain and the largest; larger than all of the other islands combined. As you may have noticed, it shares its name with the state. This is because [[{{Badass}} King Kamehameha The Great]], who first united the islands under his rule at the turn of the 19th Century, was originally a chief from this island. To avoid confusion, it will usually be referred to by its nickname or as "the island of Hawai'i" It is home to two of the three remaining active volcanoes in the Hawaiian chain: Kilauea, currently the most active volcano in the world, and Mauna Loa (the third, Lo'ihi, is currently building itself up on the seafloor roughly twenty miles off the Big Island's southeast coast, and is predicted to breach the ocean surface sometime between 10,000 and 100,000 years from now). A dormant volcano, Mauna Kea, is the location of one of the most important astronomical observation sites in the world, and it is the highest mountain in the state (also the world, if you measure it from the seafloor - TakeThat, Everest). It is also the source of the world-famous Kona Coffee blend.

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* '''Hawai'i''': "The Big Island", [[CaptainObvious for being big.]] The southeasternmost island in the entire chain and the largest; larger than all of the other islands combined. As you may have noticed, it shares its name with the state. This is because [[{{Badass}} King Kamehameha The Great]], Great, who first united the islands under his rule at the turn of the 19th Century, was originally a chief from this island. To avoid confusion, it will usually be referred to by its nickname or as "the island of Hawai'i" It is home to two of the three remaining active volcanoes in the Hawaiian chain: Kilauea, currently the most active volcano in the world, and Mauna Loa (the third, Lo'ihi, is currently building itself up on the seafloor roughly twenty miles off the Big Island's southeast coast, and is predicted to breach the ocean surface sometime between 10,000 and 100,000 years from now). A dormant volcano, Mauna Kea, is the location of one of the most important astronomical observation sites in the world, and it is the highest mountain in the state (also the world, if you measure it from the seafloor - TakeThat, Everest). It is also the source of the world-famous Kona Coffee blend.
21st Sep '16 10:28:25 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* '''Kaua'i''': "The Garden Isle", and the northwesternmost of the major Hawaiian Islands. It is a quiet, lush, tropical paradise, the Hawai'i that visitors often expect to see. The sets for a few popular [[Film/JurassicPark films]] and [[Series/{{Lost}} TV shows]] were located here; [[Disney/LiloAndStitch a popular animated film is set here]]. Also the home of the third mountain in the state to contend for a world record - namely, Mount Wai'ale'ale, one of the wettest locations in the world, with an average yearly rainfall of 426 inches.

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* '''Kaua'i''': "The Garden Isle", and the northwesternmost of the major Hawaiian Islands. It is [[SceneryPorn a quiet, lush, tropical paradise, paradise]], the Hawai'i that visitors often expect to see. The sets for a few popular [[Film/JurassicPark films]] and [[Series/{{Lost}} TV shows]] were located here; [[Disney/LiloAndStitch a popular animated film film]] (and [[WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie most]] [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries of]] [[Disney/LiloAndStitch2StitchHasAGlitch its]] [[WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch franchise]]) is set here]].''set'' here. Also the home of the third mountain in the state to contend for a world record - namely, Mount Wai'ale'ale, one of the wettest locations in the world, with an average yearly rainfall of 426 inches.
3rd Jul '16 6:38:21 PM Doug86
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Hawai'i is a island chain located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean about 2,000 miles from the US Mainland. First discovered by the famous European explorer James Cook in 1778, and as a result was given a vested interest by European powers for the next 100 years. Hawai'i was viewed as an important strategic checkpoint given its placement in the Pacific, and was more than once occupied by foreign powers. Despite these feuds Hawai'i stayed as an independent nation... that is until 1898 when it was (under [[InternetBackdraft heavily debated circumstances]]) annexed by the United States who decided they weren't going to let the gem of the Pacific get into the hands of anyone else. It spent about six decades as a US Territory, including being the site of the events that brought America into WorldWarII, before being admitted into the Union as [[UsefulNotes/TheSeveralStates the 50th state]] in 1959. The current President of the United States, UsefulNotes/BarackObama, was born and raised in Hawai'i and most of the 1.2 million people who live there consider themselves to be just as American as people on the mainland.[[note]] While there is an independence movement of sorts, it is largely confined to Native (indigenous) Hawaiian community and is tied up with the politics of a larger movement of indigenous rights meaning that its appeal to Non-Native Citizens is very limited. [[/note]]

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Hawai'i is a island chain located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean about 2,000 miles from the US Mainland. First discovered by the famous European explorer James Cook in 1778, and as a result was given a vested interest by European powers for the next 100 years. Hawai'i was viewed as an important strategic checkpoint given its placement in the Pacific, and was more than once occupied by foreign powers. Despite these feuds Hawai'i stayed as an independent nation... that is until 1898 when it was (under [[InternetBackdraft heavily debated circumstances]]) annexed by the United States who decided they weren't going to let the gem of the Pacific get into the hands of anyone else. It spent about six decades as a US Territory, including being the site of the events that brought America into WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, before being admitted into the Union as [[UsefulNotes/TheSeveralStates the 50th state]] in 1959. The current President of the United States, UsefulNotes/BarackObama, was born and raised in Hawai'i and most of the 1.2 million people who live there consider themselves to be just as American as people on the mainland.[[note]] While there is an independence movement of sorts, it is largely confined to Native (indigenous) Hawaiian community and is tied up with the politics of a larger movement of indigenous rights meaning that its appeal to Non-Native Citizens is very limited. [[/note]]



* '''Kaho'olawe''': Sometimes called "The Target Isle" or "The Empty Isle", and for good reason. It's the only major island in the chain with an official population of zero, thanks partially to a severe lack of freshwater sources (it's ''really'' dry compared to the rest of the islands), but mainly because it was a training ground and bombing range for the U.S. military from WorldWarII all the way up to 1990. The military forked control of the island over to the state in 1994, and currently, efforts are ongoing to clear the island of unexploded ordnance. Part of the county of Maui.

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* '''Kaho'olawe''': Sometimes called "The Target Isle" or "The Empty Isle", and for good reason. It's the only major island in the chain with an official population of zero, thanks partially to a severe lack of freshwater sources (it's ''really'' dry compared to the rest of the islands), but mainly because it was a training ground and bombing range for the U.S. military from WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII all the way up to 1990. The military forked control of the island over to the state in 1994, and currently, efforts are ongoing to clear the island of unexploded ordnance. Part of the county of Maui.



* '''O'ahu''': "The Gathering Place". When most people go to Hawai'i, this is where they end up. The island is home to the capital city of Honolulu and about 75% of the state's total population. If the island were its own state, it would have the highest population density of any in the country.[[note]]As it is, Hawaii is 13th already. For reference, the current densest state, UsefulNotes/NewJersey, is at 1200/sq. mi.; O'ahu is at about 1400/sq. mi. However, O'ahu is not denser than UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, whose density is ''10,000''/sq. mi.[[/note]] The other islands are collectively referred to as the "Neighbor Islands". Here you will find Waikiki, the famous white sand beach around which enterprising opportunists built several hotels, cheap souvenir shops, t-shirt stands and an ABC store[[note]]A convenience store that's very similar to 7-11, except... Hawai'ian[[/note]] every block or so. Here you will also find Pearl Harbor, the bombing of which by the Japanese Empire on December 7, 1941 finally convinced UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates to enter WorldWarII. It is also the headquarters of the [[YanksWithTanks United States Navy's]] Pacific Fleet. In fact, there are nearly as many military bases on O'ahu as there are hotels; a detail that rubs some people the wrong way. There are some other attractions, such as the North Shore (very popular with surfers), Matsumoto's Shave Ice (a world-famous shaved-ice shop in Haleiwa), Kaneohe Bay (in which lies the island featured in the opening credits of ''Series/GilligansIsland''), the Punchbowl (in which lies the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific), and the Diamond Head (the distinctive mountain to the east of Honolulu). This island is the setting of ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' and its modern remake, ''Series/HawaiiFive0''. It is also the [[WideOpenSandbox open world]] setting of {{racing game}} ''VideoGame/TestDrive Unlimited'' and one of two such settings in the sequel.

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* '''O'ahu''': "The Gathering Place". When most people go to Hawai'i, this is where they end up. The island is home to the capital city of Honolulu and about 75% of the state's total population. If the island were its own state, it would have the highest population density of any in the country.[[note]]As it is, Hawaii is 13th already. For reference, the current densest state, UsefulNotes/NewJersey, is at 1200/sq. mi.; O'ahu is at about 1400/sq. mi. However, O'ahu is not denser than UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, whose density is ''10,000''/sq. mi.[[/note]] The other islands are collectively referred to as the "Neighbor Islands". Here you will find Waikiki, the famous white sand beach around which enterprising opportunists built several hotels, cheap souvenir shops, t-shirt stands and an ABC store[[note]]A convenience store that's very similar to 7-11, except... Hawai'ian[[/note]] every block or so. Here you will also find Pearl Harbor, the bombing of which by the Japanese Empire on December 7, 1941 finally convinced UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates to enter WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. It is also the headquarters of the [[YanksWithTanks United States Navy's]] Pacific Fleet. In fact, there are nearly as many military bases on O'ahu as there are hotels; a detail that rubs some people the wrong way. There are some other attractions, such as the North Shore (very popular with surfers), Matsumoto's Shave Ice (a world-famous shaved-ice shop in Haleiwa), Kaneohe Bay (in which lies the island featured in the opening credits of ''Series/GilligansIsland''), the Punchbowl (in which lies the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific), and the Diamond Head (the distinctive mountain to the east of Honolulu). This island is the setting of ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' and its modern remake, ''Series/HawaiiFive0''. It is also the [[WideOpenSandbox open world]] setting of {{racing game}} ''VideoGame/TestDrive Unlimited'' and one of two such settings in the sequel.
24th May '16 3:51:11 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* '''O'ahu''': "The Gathering Place". When most people go to Hawai'i, this is where they end up. The island is home to the capital city of Honolulu and about 75% of the state's total population. If the island were its own state, it would have the highest population density of any in the country.[[note]]As it is, Hawaii is 13th already. For reference, the current densest state, UsefulNotes/NewJersey, is at 1200/sq. mi.; O'ahu is at about 1400/sq. mi. However, O'ahu is not denser than UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, whose density is ''10,000''/sq. mi.[[/note]] The other islands are collectively referred to as the "Neighbor Islands". Here you will find Waikiki, the famous white sand beach around which enterprising opportunists built several hotels, cheap souvenir shops, t-shirt stands and an ABC store[[note]]A convenience store that's very similar to 7-11, except... Hawai'ian[[/note]] every block or so. Here you will also find Pearl Harbor, the bombing of which by the Japanese Empire on December 7, 1941 finally convinced UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates to enter WorldWarII. It is also the headquarters of the [[YanksWithTanks United States Navy's]] Pacific Fleet. In fact, there are nearly as many military bases on O'ahu as there are hotels; a detail that rubs some people the wrong way. There are some other attractions, such as the North Shore (very popular with surfers), Matsumoto's Shave Ice (a world-famous shaved-ice shop in Haleiwa), Kaneohe Bay (in which lies the island on which ''Series/GilligansIsland'' was filmed), the Punchbowl (in which lies the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific), and the Diamond Head (the distinctive mountain to the east of Honolulu). This island is the setting of ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' and its modern remake, ''Series/HawaiiFive0''. It is also the [[WideOpenSandbox open world]] setting of {{racing game}} ''VideoGame/TestDrive Unlimited'' and one of two such settings in the sequel.

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* '''O'ahu''': "The Gathering Place". When most people go to Hawai'i, this is where they end up. The island is home to the capital city of Honolulu and about 75% of the state's total population. If the island were its own state, it would have the highest population density of any in the country.[[note]]As it is, Hawaii is 13th already. For reference, the current densest state, UsefulNotes/NewJersey, is at 1200/sq. mi.; O'ahu is at about 1400/sq. mi. However, O'ahu is not denser than UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, whose density is ''10,000''/sq. mi.[[/note]] The other islands are collectively referred to as the "Neighbor Islands". Here you will find Waikiki, the famous white sand beach around which enterprising opportunists built several hotels, cheap souvenir shops, t-shirt stands and an ABC store[[note]]A convenience store that's very similar to 7-11, except... Hawai'ian[[/note]] every block or so. Here you will also find Pearl Harbor, the bombing of which by the Japanese Empire on December 7, 1941 finally convinced UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates to enter WorldWarII. It is also the headquarters of the [[YanksWithTanks United States Navy's]] Pacific Fleet. In fact, there are nearly as many military bases on O'ahu as there are hotels; a detail that rubs some people the wrong way. There are some other attractions, such as the North Shore (very popular with surfers), Matsumoto's Shave Ice (a world-famous shaved-ice shop in Haleiwa), Kaneohe Bay (in which lies the island on which ''Series/GilligansIsland'' was filmed), featured in the opening credits of ''Series/GilligansIsland''), the Punchbowl (in which lies the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific), and the Diamond Head (the distinctive mountain to the east of Honolulu). This island is the setting of ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' and its modern remake, ''Series/HawaiiFive0''. It is also the [[WideOpenSandbox open world]] setting of {{racing game}} ''VideoGame/TestDrive Unlimited'' and one of two such settings in the sequel.
25th Mar '16 7:58:51 PM TeraChimera
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* '''Ni'ihau''': "The Forbidden Isle", located just southwest of Kaua'i, with a population numbering just under 200. A RealLife example of a HiddenElfVillage, it's difficult for tourists to secure permission to visit. Only native Hawaiians (meaning the Polynesian natives, not just natural-born citizens of Hawai'i) are allowed to travel to Ni'ihau for anything longer than a brief tour. It's looked upon by many Hawaiians as the state's hidden gem.

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* '''Ni'ihau''': "The Forbidden Isle", located just southwest of Kaua'i, with a population numbering just under 200. A Privately owned and a RealLife example of a HiddenElfVillage, it's difficult for tourists to secure permission to visit. Only native Hawaiians (meaning the Polynesian natives, not just natural-born citizens of Hawai'i) are allowed to travel to Ni'ihau for anything longer than a brief tour. It's looked upon by many Hawaiians as the state's hidden gem.
18th Feb '16 11:11:40 PM KYCubbie
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* '''Lana'i''': "The Pineapple Isle", called that because it was once a large plantation for pineapples, the fruit that everyone now associates with Hawai'i. With only one town on the island, it comes behind Kaho'olawe and Ni'ihau in the competition for smallest population. Also part of the county of Maui.
* '''Moloka'i''': "The Friendly Isle". This island is relatively low-key compared to its sisters, notable mainly for its pleasant citizens, beautiful landscapes, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick former leper colony]]. ''Also'' part of the county of Maui, except for a small portion on the northern middle of the island which is technically its own county.

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* '''Lana'i''': '''Lāna'i''': "The Pineapple Isle", called that because it was once a large plantation for pineapples, the fruit that everyone now associates with Hawai'i. With only one town on the island, it comes behind Kaho'olawe and Ni'ihau in the competition for smallest population. Also part of the county of Maui.
* '''Moloka'i''': "The Friendly Isle". This island is relatively low-key compared to its sisters, notable mainly for its pleasant citizens, beautiful landscapes, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick former leper colony]]. ''Also'' part of the county of Maui, except for the aforementioned former leper colony, a small portion on the northern middle of the island which is technically its own county.
10th Jan '16 4:16:45 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* '''O'ahu''': "The Gathering Place". When most people go to Hawai'i, this is where they end up. The island is home to the capital city of Honolulu and about 75% of the state's total population. If the island were its own state, it would have the highest population density of any in the country.[[note]]As it is, Hawaii is 13th already. For reference, the current densest state, UsefulNotes/NewJersey, is at 1200/sq. mi.; O'ahu is at about 1400/sq. mi. However, O'ahu is not denser than UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, whose density is ''10,000''/sq. mi.[[/note]] The other islands are collectively referred to as the "Neighbor Islands". Here you will find Waikiki, the famous white sand beach around which enterprising opportunists built several hotels, cheap souvenir shops, t-shirt stands and an ABC store[[note]]A convenience store that's very similar to 7-11, except... Hawai'ian[[/note]] every block or so. Here you will also find Pearl Harbor, the bombing of which by the Japanese Empire on December 7, 1941 finally convinced UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates to enter WorldWarII. It is also the headquarters of the [[YanksWithTanks United States Navy's]] Pacific Fleet. In fact, there are nearly as many military bases on O'ahu as there are hotels; a detail that rubs some people the wrong way. There are some other attractions, such as the North Shore (very popular with surfers), Matsumoto's Shave Ice (a world-famous shaved-ice shop in Haleiwa), Kaneohe Bay (in which lies the island on which ''Series/GilligansIsland'' was filmed), the Punchbowl (in which lies the Nationl Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific), and the Diamond Head (the distinctive mountain to the east of Honolulu). This island is the setting of ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' and its modern remake, ''Series/HawaiiFive0''. It is also the [[WideOpenSandbox open world]] setting of {{racing game}} ''VideoGame/TestDrive Unlimited'' and one of two such settings in the sequel.

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* '''O'ahu''': "The Gathering Place". When most people go to Hawai'i, this is where they end up. The island is home to the capital city of Honolulu and about 75% of the state's total population. If the island were its own state, it would have the highest population density of any in the country.[[note]]As it is, Hawaii is 13th already. For reference, the current densest state, UsefulNotes/NewJersey, is at 1200/sq. mi.; O'ahu is at about 1400/sq. mi. However, O'ahu is not denser than UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, whose density is ''10,000''/sq. mi.[[/note]] The other islands are collectively referred to as the "Neighbor Islands". Here you will find Waikiki, the famous white sand beach around which enterprising opportunists built several hotels, cheap souvenir shops, t-shirt stands and an ABC store[[note]]A convenience store that's very similar to 7-11, except... Hawai'ian[[/note]] every block or so. Here you will also find Pearl Harbor, the bombing of which by the Japanese Empire on December 7, 1941 finally convinced UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates to enter WorldWarII. It is also the headquarters of the [[YanksWithTanks United States Navy's]] Pacific Fleet. In fact, there are nearly as many military bases on O'ahu as there are hotels; a detail that rubs some people the wrong way. There are some other attractions, such as the North Shore (very popular with surfers), Matsumoto's Shave Ice (a world-famous shaved-ice shop in Haleiwa), Kaneohe Bay (in which lies the island on which ''Series/GilligansIsland'' was filmed), the Punchbowl (in which lies the Nationl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific), and the Diamond Head (the distinctive mountain to the east of Honolulu). This island is the setting of ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' and its modern remake, ''Series/HawaiiFive0''. It is also the [[WideOpenSandbox open world]] setting of {{racing game}} ''VideoGame/TestDrive Unlimited'' and one of two such settings in the sequel.
3rd Nov '15 8:43:56 AM DDRMASTERM
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* '''Moloka'i''': "The Friendly Isle". This island is relatively low-key compared to its sisters, notable mainly for its pleasant citizens, beautiful landscapes, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick former leper colony]]. ''Also'' part of the county of Maui.

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* '''Moloka'i''': "The Friendly Isle". This island is relatively low-key compared to its sisters, notable mainly for its pleasant citizens, beautiful landscapes, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick former leper colony]]. ''Also'' part of the county of Maui.Maui, except for a small portion on the northern middle of the island which is technically its own county.
27th Oct '15 9:46:09 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* '''Hawai'i''': "The Big Island," [[CaptainObvious for being big.]] The southeasternmost island in the entire chain and the largest; larger than all of the other islands combined. As you may have noticed, it shares its name with the state. This is because [[{{Badass}} King Kamehameha The Great]], who first united the islands under his rule at the turn of the 19th Century, was originally a chief from this island. To avoid confusion, it will usually be referred to by its nickname or as "the island of Hawai'i" It is home to two of the three remaining active volcanoes in the Hawaiian chain: Kilauea, currently the most active volcano in the world, and Mauna Loa (the third, Lo'ihi, is currently building itself up on the seafloor roughly twenty miles off the Big Island's southeast coast, and is predicted to breach the ocean surface sometime between 10,000 and 100,000 years from now). A dormant volcano, Mauna Kea, is the location of one of the most important astronomical observation sites in the world, and it is the highest mountain in the state (also the world, if you measure it from the seafloor - TakeThat, Everest). It is also the source of the world-famous Kona Coffee blend.

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* '''Hawai'i''': "The Big Island," Island", [[CaptainObvious for being big.]] The southeasternmost island in the entire chain and the largest; larger than all of the other islands combined. As you may have noticed, it shares its name with the state. This is because [[{{Badass}} King Kamehameha The Great]], who first united the islands under his rule at the turn of the 19th Century, was originally a chief from this island. To avoid confusion, it will usually be referred to by its nickname or as "the island of Hawai'i" It is home to two of the three remaining active volcanoes in the Hawaiian chain: Kilauea, currently the most active volcano in the world, and Mauna Loa (the third, Lo'ihi, is currently building itself up on the seafloor roughly twenty miles off the Big Island's southeast coast, and is predicted to breach the ocean surface sometime between 10,000 and 100,000 years from now). A dormant volcano, Mauna Kea, is the location of one of the most important astronomical observation sites in the world, and it is the highest mountain in the state (also the world, if you measure it from the seafloor - TakeThat, Everest). It is also the source of the world-famous Kona Coffee blend. \n













* '''O'ahu''': "The Gathering Place". When most people go to Hawai'i, this is where they end up. The island is home to the capital city of Honolulu and about 75% of the state's total population. If the island were its own state, it would have the highest population density of any in the country.[[note]]As it is, Hawaii is 13th already. For reference, the current densest state, UsefulNotes/NewJersey, is at 1200/sq. mi.; O'ahu is at about 1400/sq. mi. However, O'ahu is not denser than WashingtonDC, whose density is ''10,000''/sq. mi.[[/note]] The other islands are collectively referred to as the "Neighbor Islands". Here you will find Waikiki, the famous white sand beach around which enterprising opportunists built several hotels, cheap souvenir shops, t-shirt stands and an ABC store [[note]]A convenience store that's very similar to 7-11, except... Hawai'ian[[/note]] every block or so. Here you will also find Pearl Harbor, the bombing of which by the Japanese Empire on December 7, 1941 finally convinced UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates to enter WorldWarII. It is also the headquarters of the [[YanksWithTanks United States Navy's]] Pacific Fleet. In fact, there are nearly as many military bases on O'ahu as there are hotels; a detail that rubs some people the wrong way. There are some other attractions, such as the North Shore (very popular with surfers), Matsumoto's Shave Ice (a world-famous shaved-ice shop in Haleiwa), Kaneohe Bay (in which lies the island on which GilligansIsland was filmed), the Punchbowl (in which lies the Nationl Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific), and the Diamond Head (the distinctive mountain to the east of Honolulu). This island is the setting of ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' and its modern remake, ''Series/HawaiiFive0''.

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\n* '''O'ahu''': "The Gathering Place". When most people go to Hawai'i, this is where they end up. The island is home to the capital city of Honolulu and about 75% of the state's total population. If the island were its own state, it would have the highest population density of any in the country.[[note]]As it is, Hawaii is 13th already. For reference, the current densest state, UsefulNotes/NewJersey, is at 1200/sq. mi.; O'ahu is at about 1400/sq. mi. However, O'ahu is not denser than WashingtonDC, UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC, whose density is ''10,000''/sq. mi.[[/note]] The other islands are collectively referred to as the "Neighbor Islands". Here you will find Waikiki, the famous white sand beach around which enterprising opportunists built several hotels, cheap souvenir shops, t-shirt stands and an ABC store [[note]]A store[[note]]A convenience store that's very similar to 7-11, except... Hawai'ian[[/note]] every block or so. Here you will also find Pearl Harbor, the bombing of which by the Japanese Empire on December 7, 1941 finally convinced UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates to enter WorldWarII. It is also the headquarters of the [[YanksWithTanks United States Navy's]] Pacific Fleet. In fact, there are nearly as many military bases on O'ahu as there are hotels; a detail that rubs some people the wrong way. There are some other attractions, such as the North Shore (very popular with surfers), Matsumoto's Shave Ice (a world-famous shaved-ice shop in Haleiwa), Kaneohe Bay (in which lies the island on which GilligansIsland ''Series/GilligansIsland'' was filmed), the Punchbowl (in which lies the Nationl Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific), and the Diamond Head (the distinctive mountain to the east of Honolulu). This island is the setting of ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' and its modern remake, ''Series/HawaiiFive0''.
''Series/HawaiiFive0''. It is also the [[WideOpenSandbox open world]] setting of {{racing game}} ''VideoGame/TestDrive Unlimited'' and one of two such settings in the sequel.



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