What is the widest state?


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The widest state from East to West is Hawaii. Hawaii includes eight main islands, about 130 small islands and stretches across a distance of 1,500 miles.

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What is the widest state?
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Hawaii is the 50th state in the United States and was inducted to the Union on Aug. 21, 1959. It is the only state that consists solely of islands, and it contains the most isolated population in the world because of its distance from major continents. It is also home to the only royal palace in the United States.

The Hawaiian islands are the tips of the largest mountain range on Earth and were formed from volcanic eruptions. Hawaii produces one-third of the world's pineapples and is the only state that grows coffee.

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