Monday, August 6, 2012

Hawaiian Islands have nicknames

We all had nicknames to a point in our lives, and whether or not you approve these nicknames tend to paste. This is true of the eight Hawaiian Islands as well. based on a particular feature, each island has finally acquired a nickname of his own. Here are those that stuck (in order of youngest to oldest Islands):

Aloha from Kauai

Hawaii - "the big island".

As you may have guessed, the island is the largest of all the Hawaiian Islands. 4 038 Miles square, it could easily hold all other islands... sometimes both. And it is still growing! With Kilauea, the most active volcano in the world, a ton of Earth continues to be added to the island already "wholesale" by way of hardened molten lava.

Maui - "the Valley Isle"

As the second most high Island (727.2 square miles), Maui won his nickname, the broad isthmus between the volcanoes of the Northwest and Southeast, and the numerous large valleys in the mountains.

Lana'i - "l'Isle pineapple".

While you can find pineapple on one of the main islands, Lana' I had become synonymous with fruit because of its plantations of the island-wide. At one point, it produces about 75% of the pineapple in the world and other outshined when it became the largest exporter. Recently, however, Lana' i was make headlines after Larry Ellison, the tech Tycoon bought 98 per cent of the island of billionaire L.A. David Murdock (owner of the castle of & Cooke).

County ' i - "friendly island".

County ' i take you over time as the less "tourist" of the main islands. It is the fifth largest (260 square miles); You will not find a building above that of a Palm tree, and finally, you will find no fast food or the dealing. Many who come say it's this laid-back lifestyle that makes the friendliest here islanders.

O'ahu - "the gathering place".

O because ' ahu is home to approximately 80% of the population of Hawaii, he was often considered the main island of the main islands. (We mean by "major", Islands accessible to tourists). O'ahu (the third largest in 596.7 square miles) is also the home of more of 125 beaches, including the famous Waikiki Beach. And because it is a good balance of a tropical paradise and the urban town, O'ahu should easily be the interests of all the occupants; as a result, attract more to its shores as a gathering place.

Kaua'i - "Island Garden".

As the oldest geological Island, Kaua'i ' i (quatrieme to 562.3 miles square) gets his nickname because about 97% of its territory consists of poorly developed chain of mountains and tropical forests. He managed to stay green, too. Known as the second "more on place land," Kaua'i ' i received about 460 inches of rain each year.

Or ' ni?ihau - "the forbidden island".

Or ' ni?ihau is the seventh largest (69.5 miles square). It is known as the island banned because it is generally prohibited to all members of the family of the owners of the island, the Navy United States personnel and Government officials. There are a few visits under surveillance activity and open to tourists hunting safaris in the 1980s, but for the most part, the island remains fairly isolated from the rest of civilization.

Kaho'olawe - "the Isle of target".

Kaho'olawe is the smallest island (44.6 square miles). He became known as the "target island" after serving as a training ground in the American army during the WWII. Today, the State has always prohibited public access to the island because there is no way to guarantee that it is free of unexploded bombs.

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