Hawaii is the newest of the 50 U.S. states and is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean, southwest of the continental United States, southeast of Japan, and northeast of Australia.
Map of Hawaii:
After Alaska, Florida, and California, Hawaii has the fourth-longest coastline in the United States, which is approximately 750 miles
History of Hawaii
Hawaii is one of four states that were independent prior to becoming part of the United States, along with the Vermont Republic (1791), the Republic of Texas (1845), and the California Republic (1846), and one of two, along with Texas, that had formal diplomatic recognition internationally.
Topography of Hawaii
World map with Hawaiian islands in the middle The Hawaiian Islands located in the North Pacific Ocean