Hawaii

The clickable maps and pictures below illustrate material related to Hawaii. Hawaii (or ; Hawaiian: Hawai) is the most recent of the 50 U.S. states (joined the Union on August 21, 1959), and is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean.

Hawaii’s diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, (wind) surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike. Due to its mid-Pacific location, Hawaii has many North American and Asian influences along with its own vibrant native culture. Hawaii has over a million permanent residents along with many visitors and U.S. military personnel. Its capital is Honolulu on the island of Oahu.

The state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian Island chain, which comprises hundreds of islands spread over . At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight "main islands" are (from the northwest to southeast) Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lānai, Kahoolawe, Maui and the island of Hawaii. The last is the largest and is often called "The Big Island" to avoid confusing the name of the island with the name of the state as a whole. The archipelago is physiographically and ethnologically part of the Polynesian subregion of Oceania.

Hawaii is the 8th smallest, the 11th least populous, but the 13th most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. Hawaii's ocean coastline is approximately long, which is fourth in the United States after those of Alaska, Florida and California.

Hawaii is one of two states that do not observe daylight saving time, the other being Arizona. It is also one of two states that are not in the Contiguous United States; the other is Alaska, however, Hawaii is the only U.S. state not to be located in the Americas. Hawaii is also the only state with an Asian plurality.

Etymology

The Hawaiian language word Hawai derives from Proto-Polynesian *Sawaiki, with the reconstructed meaning "homeland"; Hawai cognates are found in other Polynesian languages, including Māori (Hawaiki), Rarotongan (ʻAvaiki), and Samoan (Savaii). (See also Hawaiki). According to Pukui and Elbert, "Elsewhere in Polynesia, Hawai or a cognate is the name of the underworld or of the ancestral home, but in Hawai, the name has no meaning."

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Republic of Hawaii (0 km)

The Republic of Hawai was the formal name of the government that controlled Hawaii from 1894 to 1898 when it was governed as a republic. The republic period occurred between the administration of the Provisional Government of Hawaii which ended on July 4, 1894, and the adoption of the Newlands Resolution in the United States Congress in which the Republic was annexed to the United States and became the Territory of Hawaii on July 7, 1898. The Hawaiian kingdom was overthrown in 1893 as a result of the intervention of foreign business interests and the U.S. military.

Palolo, Hawaii (1.22 km)

Pālolo is a valley, stream, and residential neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. It lies approximately four miles east and inland from downtown Honolulu, and less than a mile from Diamond Head. Like many of Hawaii's neighborhoods, Pālolo consists of an entire valley. The mauka (mountain-side) of the valley is agricultural in nature. The makai (ocean-side) of the valley ends approximately at Waialae Avenue and is densely settled, mostly with single-family homes. Pālolo includes the Kaau Crater, an extinct volcano in the mountains at the back of the valley.

Manoa (1.27 km)

Mānoa is a valley and a residential neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii. The neighborhood is approximately three miles east and inland from downtown Honolulu and less than a mile from Ala Moana and Waikīkī at . Similar to many Honolulu neighborhoods, Mānoa consists of an entire valley, running from Mānoa Falls at the mauka (inland-most) end to King Street. The valley receives almost daily rain, even during the dry season, and is thus richly vegetated – though the valley walls are often dry.

Honolulu Tudor–French Norman Cottages (1.43 km)

Honolulu Tudor—French Norman Cottages Thematic Group is a thematic resource or multiple property submission that describe fifteen Tudor or French Norman houses in Honolulu, Hawaii. All these houses were listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 5, 1987.

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East Hawaii Cultural Center

The East Hawaii Cultural Center (EHCC) is a cultural center in Hilo, Hawaii, that has regular art exhibits and holds workshops and classes. Administered by the East Hawaii Cultural Council, an umbrella group of local arts organizations, the Center is housed in a historic former police station facing Kalakaua Park. Building history The building was listed as site 79000752 on the National Register of Historic Places on September 4, 1979. The two-story structure is built from reinforced concrete with wooden interiors. It is located at 141 Kalakaua Street, coordinates .

2006 Hawaii earthquake

The 2006 Hawaii earthquake was an offshore earthquake occurring southwest from Puakō and north of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, just offshore of the Kona Airport, on Sunday October 15, 2006, at 7:07:49 AM local time (17:07:49 (UTC)). It measured 6.7 on the moment magnitude scale, and was located at, at a depth of . It produced several aftershocks, including one that measured a magnitude of 6.1 seven minutes after the main shock. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center measured a four-inch (102 mm) tsunami on the coast of the Big Island.

KPOI-FM

KPOI was first on in Hawaii as KPOI 98 Rock. KPOI-FM (KPOI 105.9 ) is a classic rock station based in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The Ohana Broadcasting outlet broadcasts at 105.9 MHz with an ERP of 100 kW. In 2010 the company returned to straight "classic rock". It is also transmitting on Oceanic Time Warner Cable digital channel 857 for the entire state of Hawaii. History 105.9 FM, Honolulu was a vision by friends, entertainment entrepreneur Edward "Chip"(Uehara)- Tilton and veteran Hawaii radio personality Jacqueline L.

Makiki

Makiki is an area of Honolulu, Hawaii located northeast of downtown Honolulu generally stretching east to west from Punahou Street to Pensacola Street and north to south from Round Top Drive/Makiki Heights Drive to Lunalilo Freeway. Punchbowl, an extinct tuff cone, and Tantalus, tower over the Makiki neighborhood. The geographic layout of this area is primarily older houses, smaller apartment buildings, and side streets. Major roadways include Punahou Street, Pensacola Street, Pi Street, Nehoa Street, and Wilder Avenue.

Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority

The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) administers the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park (HOST Park). NELHA also administers a small sitein Puna on the eastern side of the Island of Hawaii for geothermal research. NELHA was founded in 1974. At, HOST Park is perhaps the largest single green economic development project in the world solely devoted to growing a green economy. The original mission was for research into the uses of Deep Ocean Water in Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) renewable energy production and in aquaculture.

KPXO-TV

KPXO-TV (digital channel 41) is the Hawaii affiliate of the Ion Television network, owned by Ion Media Networks. KPXO serves the island of Oahu with three multiplexed digital subchannels; 66.1 is Ion, 66.2 is qubo, and 66.3 is Ion Life. KPXO was a charter affiliate of the network when it began as Pax TV in 1998.
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