Hawaii - a U.S. state with no land communication with the mainland of the country, located in the archipelago of Hawaii, the north-central Pacific Ocean, approximately 4 thousand. kilometers from the continental United States. The archipelago is of volcanic origin. Stretches the length of the almost 2.5 thousand. km. Consists of eight islands - Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, Niihau and Kahoolawe. Surface of the islands are mountainous. Officially, living in 1.2 million people, in practice, more than 1.3 million tourists and if you add the American soldiers of the armed forces. The vast majority of them, nearly 1 million lives in the most densely populated island of Oahu. Only 6.6% percent of people considered to be indigenous (Polynesian) people of Hawaii. The largest group of inhabitants, around 41%, are immigrants from Asia or their descendants.