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Federated state of the southwestern USA, 16,752 km², 1,404,054
residents (2006 estimate), 84 residents/km², capital: Honolulu. Borders: Pacific
Archipelago consisting of twenty major islands (7 of which are inhabited)
aligned with NW-SE direction straddling the Tropic of Cancer; politically it
constitutes the 50th state of the USA. Hawaii is of volcanic origin, but
volcanic phenomena are still found only on the island of Hawaii (capital Hilo),
the southernmost and largest of the archipelago, formed by the great volcanic
apparatuses of Mauna Kea (4205 m), Mauna Loa (4170 m), Hualalai (2516 m)
and Kilauea (1247 m); other major islands are those
of Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau and Kahoolawe. Hawaii's climate is
mild and healthy, with abundant rainfall on the slopes exposed to the trade
winds of NE, scarce elsewhere. In rainy areas the equatorial forest dominates,
in the less humid areas the savannah; however a vast irrigation system has
introduced cultivated plants almost everywhere. The population is ethnically
very mixed. The indigenous Samoans, which at the time of the discovery of the
islands were ca. 300,000, have undergone a massive population decline and are
now reduced to a few thousand. The immigrant population, by far prevalent, is of
different origin and, in turn, has given rise to complex mixtures: whites
represent the majority, followed by Japanese, Filipinos, blacks, Puerto Ricans
and Koreans. Major center of the archipelago is the capital Honolulu, on the
island of Oahu, an airport and port. The other centers of a certain importance
are all located on the island of Hawaii, staggered along the coast: Hilo,
Kailua, Kawaihae, Paauilo, Pohoiki; the interior has only modest villages. The
most important economic resource is represented by the cultivation of sugar
cane, pineapples and bananas. Agricultural resources are flanked by those
offered by fishing, by the exploitation of forests and by industry (active in
the food, textile, cement, petrochemical sectors), but even more than those
provided by tourism. UNESCO has declared two World Heritage Sites: the Hawaii
Volcanoes National Park (1987) and the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National
Monument (Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument), known simply as
Papahānaumokuākea (2010), a marine protected area between the largest in the
world: 360,000 km² of ocean waters comprising ten islands and atolls in
northwestern Hawaii, approximately 1900 km from the main islands of the
archipelago. L'Pearl Harbor, near Honolulu (island of Oahu), houses a military
base. In English, Hawaiian Islands; formerly Sandwich Islands.
Perhaps inhabited since 500 AD. C. by Samoan peoples, they were visited in
1778 by Cook and they soon became an object of interest for France, Great
Britain and the United States. However, the local monarchy managed to preserve
independence, recognized in 1842 by the United States and the following year by
the two European powers. For most of the century. XIX, under the rulers of the
Kamehameha dynasty, Hawaii flourished economically and culturally. The American
interest in the islands, revived in the middle of the century, in connection
with the expansion on the Pacific coast, strengthened shortly after with the
beginning of the American penetration in the Far East, on whose route Hawaii
could be an excellent strategic and supply base. In 1876 and 1887 the USA and
the Hawaiian monarchy mutually recognized exclusive commercial privileges; the
USA also got the use of the Pearl Harbor base. In parallel American economic
penetration in Hawaii developed, so that at the end of the century 99% of
Hawaiian exports were directed to the United States and American residents
planted flourishing sugar plantations. In 1893 the Americans from Hawaii
overthrew the monarchy and demanded annexation to the USA. The relative treaty,
by which the islands became the Territory of Hawaii, presented to the Senate for
ratification by the president Harrison was only approved in 1898 after McKinley
took office. On December 7, 1941, the Pearl Harbor naval station, not far from
Honolulu, was attacked by Japanese air forces: it was the spark that caused the
entry of the USA into the Second World War, even if the clashes later no longer
lapped the islands. Hawaii became the 50th state of the Union in 1959 and is the
home of President Barack Obama.
The archipelago of Hawaii features a composite artistic production. The
sculpture produces both figures with squat limbs and large heads with fierce
expression (important hairstyles, grinding teeth), and images of reduced
dimensions, in a dynamic attitude; the latter, made in ancient times in stone
and more recently in wood, were used as an ornament for tools and musical
instruments (bowls, drums). The figures of divinities are original and
technically excellent, made up of a structure of intertwined vegetable fibers
covered with multi-colored feathers; always the feathers are the cloaks used by
the nobles. Since the engraved decoration is almost completely absent, the
ornamental function is expressed by means of the plumary art and through the
coloring of the tapa impressed by means of punches.
City (395,789 residents in 1998; 836,000 residents the metropolitan area)
capital of Hawaii (USA), located on the southeast coast of the island
of Oahu. It has an active agricultural (sugar cane, pineapple, coffee) and
forestry market and has food, mechanical, chemical, textile, clothing and wood
industries. The city is also a popular destination for international tourism,
famous for the mild climate and the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Its
particular position, isolated in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, has made it an
extremely important port and airport, connected by regular services to the
United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Manila, etc. It is also home to the University
of Hawaii, founded in 1907.
Island (1886 km²; 100,400 residents according to an estimate of 1999) of
the Pacific Ocean, the second largest in the archipelago
of Hawaii (USA). Dominated by the Haleakala volcano (3055 m), it is covered with
pineapple and sugar cane plantations. The most important centers are Wailuku,
Lahaina and Kahului.
Island (1549 km²; 830.500 residents; capital Honolulu) of the Pacific Ocean,
in the archipelago of Hawaii, the most important of the group from the
demographic and economic point of view. Of volcanic origin, it consists of a
central plateau, on average 250-300 m high, enclosed by two mountain ranges, the
Koolau mountains to the E and the Waianae mountains (Mount Kaala, 1233 m) to the
W, residues of two large volcanoes. Economic resources are agriculture
(pineapples, sugar cane), fishing, industry (engineering, petrochemical, food,
wood, clothing) and tourism. Important centers, besides the capital, are
Waipahu, Aiea, Wahiawa, Kailua and Kaneohe.
Island (1427 km²; 47,400 residents) of the State of Hawaii (USA), in the
northwestern sector of the archipelago, separated from the island of Oahu by the
homonymous strait. Agriculture, fishing. Tourism.
Island (671 km²; 6700 residents) of the Pacific Ocean, in the archipelago
of Hawaii. Mountainous (Mount Kamakou, 1515 m), it is covered with dense
forests. Economic resources are agriculture (pineapple) and fishing. The main
centers are Kalaupapa and Kaunakakai.
Pacific Ocean island (365 km²; 2300 residents), in the archipelago
of Hawaii (USA), 12 km W of the island of Maui. Main center is Lanai
City. Pineapple plantations.
Island (186 km²; 250 residents) of the Hawaii archipelago, SW of the island
of Kauai, from which the Kaulakahi Channel separates it. The main economic
activities are agriculture, breeding and fishing.
Crater (1247 m) which opens on the eastern slope of Mauna Loa, in the
southeastern part of the island of Hawaii. It is a large circular crater, with a
perimeter of approx. 15 km. Volcanological observatory. Its type of volcanic
activity, called "Hawaiian" or "lava lakes", is characterized by very fluid lava
that overflow from the crater. In the past 200 years it has had around 34
eruptions. The surrounding area is included in the Hawaii Volcanoes National
Extinct volcano (4205 m) of the island of Hawaii (USA), the highest peak in
the archipelago. In the winter months the summit is covered with snow, hence its
name which means "White Mountain". On the summit plateau it rises, from the end
of the sixties of the century. XX, an astronomical observatory of an
international nature, with the aim of using the meteorological and climatic
characteristics of the volcano, particularly favorable to the celestial
investigation in infrared. The instrumentation of this observatory includes a
series of telescopes which represent the most powerful instruments for infrared
Active volcano (4170 m) of the island of Hawaii (USA) in the archipelago of
the same name; the gigantic culminating crater is inactive and the eruptions
occur from lateral openings.
City (35,300 residents) of the State of Hawaii (USA), and capital of the
island of Hawaii, on the bay of the same name on the central east coast of the
island. Agricultural market (sugar, coffee, rice and fruit), is home to
mechanical and food industries. Tourism. Airport.