Hawaii is a state located in the Pacific Ocean, composed entirely of islands. It is the only state located outside of North America. As of the 2020 United States Census, the estimated population of Hawaii is approximately 1.4 million people.
The capital of Hawaii is Honolulu, located on the island of Oahu. As of the 2020 Census, the estimated population of Honolulu is approximately 347,000 people.
The most populous city in Hawaii is also Honolulu, as it is the primary urban center on the islands.
The history of Hawaii is one of the most unique and complex of any state in the United States. The islands were first settled by Polynesian voyagers, who arrived in Hawaii around 1,500 years ago. These early settlers established a complex society with its own language, culture, and religion.
In 1778, British explorer James Cook became the first European to visit Hawaii. Over the next several decades, the islands became a major center of the whaling industry, and American and European traders began to settle in Hawaii.
In 1893, a group of American businessmen overthrew the Hawaiian monarchy and established a republic, with the support of the U.S. government. In 1898, Hawaii was annexed by the United States and became a U.S. territory.
During World War II, Hawaii became a key military outpost for the United States in the Pacific. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 drew the U.S. into the war and led to a period of intense military activity on the islands.
In 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States, following a referendum in which Hawaiian voters overwhelmingly supported statehood. Today, Hawaii is known for its beautiful beaches, unique culture, and strong connection to the natural world. The state is home to a diverse population that includes significant Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Hawaii’s economy is driven by tourism, agriculture, and military spending.