The island group of Hawaii lies 3860km (2400 miles) off mainland
America. It comprises 132 islands and atolls of which seven are
inhabited and make up the State itself. Oahu contains the capital,
Honolulu, and is the most commercialized, while Hawaii is the biggest
island. Physically and psychologically, Hawaii stands apart from
Warm throughout the year, with no appreciable difference between
'summer' and 'winter'. Heavy rainfall can occur in some mountainous
areas from December to February, but most areas only receive short
showers, while others remain totally arid.
Hawaii is the only state in the United States that
does not lie on the mainland of North America. It consists of a
chain of 132 islands near the middle of the North Pacific ocean.
Hawaii is also the southernmost state.
Honolulu, the capital and largest city, is about 3,860 kilometres
southwest of the U.S. mainland. About 80 per cent of people live
on Oahu, where Honolulu is located. Hawaii is world famous for its
beauty and pleasant climate.
Its deep-blue seas, brilliantly coloured flowers, graceful palm
trees, and magnificent waterfalls provide some of the country's
most thrilling scenery.