Is Hawaii the island the biggest island in Hawaii the state?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes, the "Big Island" of Hawai'i is currently the largest island in the archipelago.

    The youngest island, Hawaii, has an area of more than 10,000 square kilometers (63% of the total area of the state) and has elevations of more than 4,000 meters.

    Here's some more interesting information from the University of Hawai'i School of Earth Science Technology Hawai'i Center for Volcanology (URL below):

    The Hawaiian Islands are volcanic in origin. Each island is made up of at least one primary volcano, although many islands are composites of more than one. The Big Island, for instance, is constructed of 5 major volcanoes: Kilauea, Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, Hualalai and Kohala. Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on Earth. Kilauea is presently one of the most productive volcanoes on Earth (in terms of how much lava it erupts each year). The primary volcanoes on each of the islands are known as a shield volcanoes, which are gently sloping mountains produced from a large number of generally very fluid lava flows.

    Also check out Lo'ihi http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/HCV/loihi.html

    Loihi seamount, sometimes known as the "youngest volcano" in the Hawaiian chain, is an undersea mountain rising more than 3000 meters above the floor of the Pacific Ocean (Loihi is the red-capped nub that is pointed out in the of the image above). Both Loihi and Kilauea volcanoes sit on the flank Mauna Loa volcano, an older, larger, and still active volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. Loihi sits submerged in the Pacific off of the south-eastern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Although hidden beneath the waves, Loihi is nevertheless taller than Mt. St. Helens was prior to the catastropic volcanism there in 1980.

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  • Sheri
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    4 years ago

    No, Honolulu is the only large city in Hawaii, and it is on Oahu. Hilo is a smaller city, and Kona is even smaller but seems bigger because it is the tourist hub- has both a Walmart and a Target, so it has made the big time.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is the biggest in terms of geographic size, but the population is small compared to Oahu (the main island)

    Source(s): live in HI
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  • Izzy
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    1 decade ago

    Yes

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes. It's called the "Big Island".

    Check it out on this map:

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  • P4BZ
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    No. yo momma is the biggest.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, but oahu is capital!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yup

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  • 1 decade ago

    YES!!!!! =)

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