Fun Facts - The Big Island

 

The Big Island of Hawaii is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands at 4,038 square miles. It is twice the size of all other Hawaiian Islands combined.

 

Kilauea is the world’s largest and most active volcano. It has been active with no prolonged periods of quiescence for over 600,000 years.

 

The largest contiguous ranch in the United States is Parker Ranch at 480,000 acres.

 

At 800,000 years old the Big Island is the youngest island.

 

Two of the tallest mountains in the Pacific reside on the Big Island – Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

 

Most of the world’s macadamia nuts and orchids are grown on Hawaii.

 

Mauna Kea is the largest mountain in the world – measured from its base at the bottom of the ocean.

 

Hawaii is home to the world’s largest telescope and is home to more scientific observatories in one place than any where in the world.

 

Ka Lea is the southernmost point in the United States and has consistent 27 knot or approximately 32 mile per hour winds blowing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

 

 

 

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