Hawaii is the most recent state to join the US and is the nation’s most distinct. It is the only state completely made up of islands. There is no doubt that the Aloha State, as it is also called, is a paradise of natural scenery and public beaches making it an extremely popular tourist destination. Hawaii is the 8th smallest state and 13th most densely populated. The state’s capital and largest city is Honolulu. This state is not just home to sandy beaches. Two national parks and three historical parks are located in several parts of the state’s islands. The state’s climate is tropical providing comfortable weather all year long.i
English and Hawaiian are the two official languages of the state. The state’s economy is made up of several industries including sugarcane production, military, tourism, and education. The state consists of eight islands. Hawaii, Maui, and Oahu are the three largest and most inhabited. Honolulu, the state’s capital, is situated on the Island of Oahu. This city is famous for being a host to a variety of eastern, western and pacific culture and cuisine. Some amazing tourist attractions in Honolulu are the Bishop museum which displays the state’s largest collection of Hawaiian and pacific cultural artifacts. The city is also home to numerous beautiful botanical gardens.ii
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