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  • Hawaii is the only US state that is entirely made up of islands.

  • Hawaii was once an independent kingdom with its own monarchy, before becoming a US territory in 1898.

  • The capital of Hawaii is Honolulu, located on the island of Oahu.

  • Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee commercially.

  • The Hawaiian alphabet only contains 12 letters: A, E, I, O, U, H, K, L, M, N, P, and W.

  • The state fish of Hawaii is the humuhumunukunukuapua'a, which is also known as the rectangular triggerfish.

  • The highest point in Hawaii is the summit of Mauna Kea, which reaches an altitude of 13,796 feet (4,205 meters) above sea level.

  • The Hawaiian Islands were formed by volcanic activity, and are still home to active volcanoes, including Kilauea and Mauna Loa.

  • Hawaii is the only state that grows pineapple commercially.

  • Hawaii is the southernmost state in the US, and is located more than 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) from the mainland.

  • Hawaii is the only state in which coffee is grown.

  • The traditional Hawaiian feast, known as a luau, features roasted pig, poi (a paste made from taro root), and other traditional Hawaiian dishes.

  • The state flower of Hawaii is the yellow hibiscus.

  • Hawaii is the only state that has its own time zone (Hawaii Standard Time), which is 2 hours behind Pacific Standard Time.

  • Hawaii is home to the world's largest dormant volcano, Haleakala, which is located on the island of Maui.

  • The Hawaiian Islands are home to many endangered species, including the Hawaiian monk seal, the green sea turtle, and the humpback whale.

  • Hawaii is the only state in which you can find the nene, the state bird, which is a type of goose.

  • Hawaii is one of the most isolated places on Earth, and has the highest population density of any US state.

  • The state motto of Hawaii is "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono," which means "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness."

  • Hawaii is known for its beautiful beaches, including Waikiki Beach, Hanalei Bay, and Kaanapali Beach

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