Category: Guide to Hawaii

Hawaii – As the 50th state of the Pacific Ocean, this archipelago was annexed to the USA in 1959 and is the dream vacation destination of the Americans. The Aloha state, whose Polynesian name means home, lives from tourism and pineapple cultivation. Hawaii has over 900,000 inhabitants. Captain James Cook was the first European to discover the Hawaiian Islands in 1778. The first mission stations were founded in 1820 and annexed by the United States in 1898. The capital is Honolulu on the island of Oahu. The 44th President of the USA – Barack Obama (January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017) was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu.