The 8 Largest Islands In Hawaii
Located in the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii consists of 8 majors islands.
Hawai‘i is the largest island located in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It is also the southeasternmost of the Hawaiian islands.
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Maui is a “volcanic doublet”, meaning it is formed from two shield volcanoes that overlapped one another to form an isthmus between them.
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Although O‘ahu is the third-largest of the Hawaiian Islands, it is the most populated. The state capital, Honolulu, is on O’ahu’s southeast coast.
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Kaua‘i is geologically the second-oldest of the main islands. The island is the site of Waimea Canyon State Park and the Na Pain Coast State Park.
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Moloka‘i is an agrarian society, where the economy has been driven primarily by cattle ranching, pineapple production, and small-scale farms.
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Lāna‘i is the smallest publicly accessible inhabited island in the chain of Hawaiian Islands.
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Ni‘ihau is the westernmost main island in Hawaii. The island is off-limits to all outsiders except the Robinson family and their relatives.
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Kaho‘olawe is the smallest of the eight main volcanic islands in the Hawaiian Islands. It is sparsely populated, due to its lack of fresh water.
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With many islands to explore, Hawaii is a beautiful place to visit!
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