Why was Hawaii known as the Sandwich Islands?

Answer As European adventurers explored the Western world, they often named new lands after their royal or noble patrons who financed the expeditions. Besides the lure of treasure and natural resources, t... Read More »

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How big is Hawaii with all the islands put together?

The state of Hawaii is made up of eight islands. According to the U.S. Census Bureau for the year 2000, the land area encompassing all of the islands measures 6,422.62 square miles.Source:U.S. Cens... Read More »

Can you see other islands while standing on Hawaii?

Aside from other islands that constitute the state itself, no other island can be seen while standing on Hawaii. The closest island is Johnston Atoll, which at 717 nautical miles away, is too dista... Read More »

Can you take a boat to hop the islands in Hawaii?

As of 2010, the only available commercial boat services between islands in Hawaii are private boat charters, which are often much more expensive than airplane tickets. The Hawaii InterIsland Super ... Read More »

How many islands does hawaii consist of?

Hawaii entered the United States as the 50th state in 1959. The state is made up of six islands which include the Hawaii Big Island, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, and