Aloha! Do you know where the Tallest mountain and second tallest mountain is from the base to top in the world are? Do you know where the 13th tallest waterfall in the world is? Do you know where "National Geographic" pick for #10 Beach in the world is? Do you know where the most climate zones are found in the smallest area in the world? Do you know where the most isolated population center on the face of the earth is? I have put together some facts about Hawaii's Biggest Island that you might enjoy!
*The Island of Hawaii is the World leader in harvesting Macadamia nuts.
*The Largest telescope in the World is located on Hawaii.
*The largest grouping of scientific observatories are on this Island.
*Kilauea is the most active and largest Volcano in the World!
*The southern most tip of the United States is on this Island (Ka Lae).
*This Island is the leading producer of Orchids in the World.
*Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world (measured from its base at the ocean floor).
*The Parker Ranch is the largest contiguous ranch, in the United States, 480,000 acres of land.
*The Hawaiian Islands are the most isolated populated center on the face of the earth.
*Hawaii is the Only State that grows coffee beans.
*More than 1/3 of all of the worlds Pineapples come from Hawaii.
*From east to west Hawaii is the widest state in the United States.
*Hawaii was the 50th state admitted to the union, August 20th, 1959.
*There are only 12 letters in the whole Hawaiian alphabet.
*The Hawaiian Islands are the projecting tops of the biggest mountain range in the world.
*Hawaii has it's own time Zone and does not observe daylight savings time.
*There are over 130 islands in the Hawaiian Archipelago.
*The coldest day of the year in Kona is January 15, with an average low of 68F and high of 80F.
*The Big Island was formed by five volcanoes: Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea.
*Hawaii was one of the last places "discovered" by settlers from the New World.
*The Hawaiian Islands are the most beautiful islands in the world.
*The 47th largest state in the United States, Hawaii is the size of Northern Ireland.
*There are more than 20,000 types of orchids on the Big Island.
*Hilo is one of the wettest towns in the world with an average rainfall of 129 inches.
*One of the Worlds Largest Boar was shot in Kona at 740 LBS.
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