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.
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.
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.
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.