Hawaii Essay

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Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean about 2,400 miles southwest of the Continental United States, Hawaii is the state that is not part of the North American continent. Composed of many islands, cover about 6,459 square miles, Hawaii is ranked as the 47th largest of the 50 states of America. It’s also known as one of the most famous tourist place of the U.S. There are total of eight main islands: Hawaii, Maui, Kahoolawe, Molokai, Lanai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau.
Covered by the total area of 4,038 square miles, Hawaii is the largest habitable main island. It is formed by five volcanoes and two of which are still active today. Hualalai is on the west side of the island. Kohala is on the northern. Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea are toward the center of the
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This island is owned by the Robinson family of Kauai. This island is dry and semi-arid. However there are several lakes which provide fresh water. It is also known as The Forbidden Island.
Hawaiian islands are very populous and beautiful places for tourists around the world to visit. Though, they are also historically and geographically famous. One of the well-known historical event is the Pearl Harbor event when the Japanese surprised attack bombed the area on December 7, 1941. This paper will mainly focus on Honolulu and Hilo.
Honolulu is the state capital and the most popular city of Hawaii. Located on the southeast coast of Oahu, Honolulu is the main gateway to Hawaii and a major gateway into the United States. This is the largest city of Hawaii which its population makes up 73% of the entire state’s total population. In 1778, Honolulu was first visited by a British captain named James Cook. It is known as one of the last areas of Earth to be explored. As mentioned above, the island Oahu is the center of trade, commerce, and prosperity of the expansion and growth of sugar and pineapple industries. From early 1814 to 1849, Russian British and French relatively moved in and tried to occupy the area. Each time, without bloodshed, the native kingdom got its independent back. Until 1907, Honolulu was incorporated to become a city of the United
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This is the process using the temperature differences between the ocean’s abyss and its surface to generate electricity. The lab was to create the first air-conditioning system to use cold seawater pumped in from the deep. Honolulu was set to become the first warm-climate city to adopt the system. After 4 years of studying Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning expected to server customers within 2 years. The system had obtained equity investment of $10.7 million and was fertilizing the design.
Hilo is located on Hilo Bay on the eastern side of the island of Hawaii, 216 miles southeast of Honolulu (on the island of Oahu). The area 's topography is mostly sloping, from the tops of the scenic Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa mountains to the sea. Hilo is located less than 30 miles from Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on earth, which has been emitting lava since 1983. Lava flows have been responsible for the destruction of nearly 200 homes since then, and they continue to menace the island. Much of the lava has reached the ocean, enlarging the island of Hawaii by about 500

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