Hawaii became a state on August 21, 1959. The official nickname of the state is “The Aloha State.”
Here are 10 interesting facts about the state:
10 Interesting Facts About Hawaii #1:
As many people know, Hawaii is a popular tourist destination. Some of the reasons it is a popular place to travel to are that it has a warm tropical climate, a great number of beaches, and some active volcanoes.
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Another interesting fact about the state is that it has a population of 1,404,054 people, according to a 2013 estimate by the United States Census Bureau.
10 Interesting Facts About Hawaii #3:
It is the only state that has an Asian plurality. This means that there are more Asian people living in the state than people from any other race. It should be noted that the Asian population comprises 38.6% of the state’s population, while the population of white people living on the island makes up for 24.7% of the state’s population.
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There are a number of people from Hawaii who are currently living in Las Vegas. As a result, the city has been considered to be one of the nine islands of the state.
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Out of all of the 50 states, Hawaii is home to people who are expected to live longer than people from any other state. The life expectancy of a person born in the state is 79.8 years.
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The capital of the state is Honolulu. It is also the largest city in terms of population in the state.
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Another interesting fact is that the state is the 11th least populous in the country, but the 13th most densely populated.
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The island of Hawai’I is the largest of the eight islands and it is commonly called “The Big Island.”
10 Interesting Facts About Hawaii #9:
One fact that I did not know before researching information about the state is that it has the biggest proportion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults in the entire country. More specifically, approximately 5.1 percent of the adults belong to the social group. It legalized same-sex marriage in 2013.
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The last interesting fact is that one of the famous beaches is the Lanikai Beach. This beach is on Oahu.
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