What Are Som Facts About Hawaii for Kids?

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Some facts about Hawaii for kids are that Hawaii is the only state in America made up solely of islands. It is also the only state with a tropical rain forest. Hawaii is also the second widest state from east to west, stretching over 1,500 miles in width across the Pacific Ocean.

Hawaii, the southernmost state in the United States, is made up of 132 islands in total. The state consists of only eight main islands that were formed from volcanic eruptions, while the rest of the state is made up of reefs, shoals and islets. Because it has so many islands, the state's coastline is about 750 miles long. Hawaii works to maintain the pristine nature of its coastlines by outlawing billboards.

Hawaii's southern geography and climate enables coffee, cocoa and vanilla to grow well. In fact, Hawaii is the only U.S. state that can grow these agricultural products. Hawaii is the eighth smallest state, though it ranks thirteenth in population density. The state nickname is "The Aloha State," which comes from "aloha," a word that means "hello" and "goodbye" in Hawaii. Hawaii is home to several active volcanoes, including Maunaloa, Kilauea, and Loihi, which is located underwater.