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THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

V. Ryan 2007

 

 

 
     

The Hawaiian Islands are regarded as one of the most exotic places in the world that tourists visit. They are located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. They were first settled by Polynesians who arrived from other Pacific Islands by 300 AD. The famous British Captain James Cook also arrived in 1778. During another visits in 1779 he was killed in a fight with Hawaiians. The Hawaiian flag proudly displays its link to Britain although it is a State of the United States of America.

They are a very popular tourist destination because of their volcanic national parks, the surfing and beaches.

 

Hawaii is regarded as one of the most clamorous places for a tourist to visit. Its beaches are well known especially Wikki Beach in Honolulu (seen below). The islands have many relatively quiet and idyllic beaches

 
 
 
Another idyllic beach- Hawaii
 
 

The Hawaii islands are the home to many active volcanoes. These have helped form the islands over millions of years and are a great attraction for visitors.

 
 
 

Hawaii is located in the middle of the Pacific and is investing in alternative energy resources. A good example is seen below, a wind farm perched high on a coastal hillside.

 
 

Solar power is also used in isolated places. The photograph shows a solar powered water pump, providing water to a remote home.

 
 

QUESTIONS:

1. Draw a location map showing the position of the Hawaiian Islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

2. Using the Internet as a resource - describe the way way in which Hawaii uses its natural resources to produce energy.

3. Explain how Hawaii could utilise geothermal energy.

 
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