What is the most unique state among the 50 states making up the USA? Undoubtedly, the consensus answer is Hawaiʻi — the only state outside North America, the only island state and the only one to have once been an independent nation.
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Beaches around Oʻahu
Average year-round temperature (F)
- State capital – Honolulu
- Only U.S. state with a tropical rainforest (UH Mānoa’s Lyon Arboretum)
Mānoa Institutional Research Office Fast Facts
- Ranks among top 2 safest states in the U.S.
- The only state in the USA that grows coffee beans
- The Island of Hawaiʻi grows in size every year, thanks to the active volcano known as Kīlauea
- Top environmental quality in the U.S.
- Healthiest state in the U.S.