Facts About Hawaiian Islands

Facts About Hawaiian Islands
The Hawaiian Islands are a remote landmass located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Because of their remoteness the islands are one of the last places discovered by humans, with little evidence of humans on the eight main islands before 100 A.D.


The biggest island in the Hawaiian Islands is Hawaii, which is more than 4,000 square miles and equals 63 percent of the total land mass of all of the islands.


The Hawaiian Islands are some of the most isolated islands on earth being more than 2,400 miles away from the nearest continent.

Volcanic Mountains

Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, on the Big Island, are two of the biggest mountains in the world. From sea level both mountains are nearly 14,000 feet, however when measured from their base, both Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are higher than Mount Everest, measuring nearly 33,000 feet from the base to the summit.

Hawaiian Archipelago

Hawaii is an archipelago, a chain of islands that consists of 132 islands and reefs located across nearly 1,600 miles of the Pacific Ocean.

Endemic Species

Much of the fish and plant life found in Hawaii is native to Hawaii and cannot be found anywhere else on Earth. Nearly 25 percent of the inshore fish species can only be found in Hawaii.

Article Written By Shiromi Nassreen

Shiromi Nassreen has been writing professionally since 2005. She specializes in travel and outdoor topics, and her articles have appeared in various print and online publications, including "DISfunkshion Magazine" and Matador Travel. Nassreen holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre studies from Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama.

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