Tourist drives car off a cliff in Hawaii

Hawaii is an island state of the United States, in the Pacific Ocean about 2,000 miles southwest of the U.S. mainland. It is the only state not on the North American mainland, the only state that is an archipelago, and the only state in the tropics.
  • Admitted to the Union: August 21, 1959 (50th)
  • Elevation: 3,030 ft (920 m)
  • Country: United States
  • Before statehood: Territory of Hawaii
  • Capital (and largest city): Honolulu
  • Legislature: State Legislature
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