There is a total of 18 islands that make up the Hawaiian Islands. Within the 18 islands, there are eight main islands and 10 smaller ones.Continue Reading
The eight main islands are Hawaii, Maui, Kahoolawe, Molokai, Lanai, Kauai, Oahu and Niihau. Kaala is not considered part of the main islands or the outer islands, according to the Hawaiian Center for Volcanology.. The outer Hawaiian Islands is made up of a series of nine smaller islands that are sprinkled throughout the chain.
The Hawaiian Center for Volcanology reports that there are also more than 100 large rocks and islets located around Hawaii. The island chain is home to three active volcanoes, three dormant volcanoes and one volcano that is considered extinct. Volcanoes helped to form the islands and islets.Learn more about Hawaii
According to the 2010 Census, 23.6 percent of residents in Hawaii are of mixed race, making the islands ethnically diverse. No one race claims a majority, not even Native Hawaiians or Polynesians, which make up 10 percent of the population. The largest group is Asian, at 38.6 percent, followed by Caucasian at 24.7 percent. Hispanics make up 8.9 percent, while African Americans are at 1.6 percent. American Indian and Native Alaskans make up 0.3 percent.Full Answer >
The National Geographic Adventure Map of Hawaii, and road maps by Global Graphics, Nelles Verlag and Berndston, show Hawaii Big Island and the seven smaller islands of Oahu, Kauai, Niihau, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe. Google Maps and MapQuest include the location of the smaller islands.Full Answer >
The Hawaiian Islands contain two main types of volcanoes: shield volcanoes, which have formed the bulk of the islands, and cinder cones, which are smaller in size. Several volcanoes fall into the subclass of cinder cone volcanoes known as tuff cone volcanoes.Full Answer >
The Hawaiian honu refers to the varieties of green sea turtle native to the Hawaiian Islands. The honu is considered an aumakua, or guardian spirit, and also a sign of good luck. The honu is the last remaining reptile indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands, and it is viewed as a symbol of endurance and longevity.Full Answer >