Background:

Hawaii's remote location, over 2,400 miles (3,840 km) from the nearest land mass (California) is shown above. Use the map to review the continents and the oceans of the world.

Five main (also called windward) islands make most of the state of Hawaii. From southeast to northwest, the islands are Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Oahu, and Kauai. The islands become progressively older to the northwest. Hawaii is the youngest and largest of the islands.


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