What is the name of the large island country off the coast of France?
Seriously? How could you miss the United Kingdom is you took 2 seconds to look at a map of Europe???
What is the name of the island nation off the Northern coast of France?
The whole nation is the UK; in full - "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". In that context "Great Britain" means England, Wales and Scotland - thus there are 4 parts to the UK. Note spelling "Britons" for the inhabitants of the UK in general, but note also that many of the inhabitants refer to themselves as English, or Welsh, or Scottish, or from Northern Ireland, as appropriate. Recent immigrants tend to describe themselves as British, often "British Caribbean" or similar. Complicated or what?! But it reflects the history of that part of the world. Note that southern Ireland, the bigger part of the island of Ireland, is the totally independent "Republic of Ireland", which became independent from the UK in 1922. Thus what you learned, in those various ways, is "correct" in all those ways as a matter of daily expression, but context is all important. I assume that you live in a country with rather less complex ways (plural, definitely) of describing itself!
Is Hawaii the island the biggest island in Hawaii the state?
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... 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.
South of the Island of Hawaii, the largest island in the State of Hawaii, a new island is being formed on the ocean floor. The Hawaiian Islands are the newer part of an archipelago stretching over one thousand miles. They are the result of millions of years of the immense Pacific Tectonic Plate moving north by northwest over a unique source of lava literally from the molten core of of our planet. The island of Kauai, which is famous for its own Grand Canyon-like feature, is being slowly eroded away. One day to be an islet, atoll or rocky outcropping just at or under the ocean surface. As the Pacific Plate continues to inch along and the source of this singular iron rich lava continues in place, pushing to the earths surface deep under the ocean, the eruptions will stop building the Big Island and accelerate the growth of the new island to the south.Studying the topographic features of the existing islands clearly illustrates this process, eruptions and constant lava flowing at one end and the erosion and destruction at the other.
On the Big Island of Hawaii, from which locations can you see the active volcano?
maximum airlines fly into the two Kailua Kona or Hilo. As for the place to stay, it incredibly relies upon on what you desire to do for the period of your stay. most of the nicer swimmable seashores, snorkeling and massive hotels are on the western, Kona edge of the island. Kona is likewise homestead to the international-time-honored Kona espresso so while you're a java junkie, that's well worth a visit to envision out how they advance and technique espresso. There are trekking trails through the island. Volcanoes national Park is on the East component approximately half-hour' power from Hilo (the main East-component city) and Mauna Kea is around 30-40 5 minutes' power from Hilo and is maximum actually well worth a pass to in case you desire to establish most of the clearest famous guy or woman-looking at in the international. that's approximately 2.5 to 3 hours topersistent from Volcanoes to Kailua Kona so that's totally potential topersistent around the entire island in an afternoon - something i could additionally propose considering the fact that our island is so distinctive (it has 12 of the 14 climate zones chanced on in the international). you do no longer say no count in case you're vacationing any of the different islands in any respect. while you're and are constrained on time, i could propose staying in Hilo so which you have speedy get entry to to Volcanoes Park and the lava viewing at nighttime (that's exterior of the park) considering the fact that not one of the different islands have an lively lava flow. stable success making plans your trip! Aloha!
Which side of the Big Island in Hawaii is sunniest?
Aloha from Maui Hawaii, It depends on the time of year but the Big Island can be one of the sunniest islands in Hawaii. Up until this year Maui and the Big Island were in a drought for the last 4 years. This year we are feeling more of our typically weather. Meaning trade winds and more rain on the east or north/east side of the islands. I agree that the west side of the Big Island would be the sunniest. It is also the most desired side of the island and plays host to most of the deluxe or luxury properties. Marie Glodt Travel to Maui
The big Island of Hawaii?
Spent a week there this past summer...did Volcanoes National Park, toured Macadamia Nut factory, vanilla factory, several coffee plantations. Visited Southern most point and went to the Southern most bakery (amazing...) If you horseback ride, did a 5 hour ride in Waipio Valley. Helicopter ride over the volcanoes (did Feel the Heat - doors off.) Toured several historic sites, did a luau (did the Kaemaehaha - not spelled right - wasn't that impressed.) Best restaurant in Kona is the Island Grill (doesn't look like it, but trust me on this one...) Do not waste your money on surf lessons - no surf on the Big Island. Try one of the Hawaii tourism sites (gohawaii.com) and they will send you a book. If you want to save some money, invest two hours in a time share presentation. We went to a breakfast (free) at a Mexican restaurant in Kona, then went to a presentation, said no, but still got a discount card that saved us almost $500.00 on our activities! The beaches are great, take your snorkeling gear if you have it and have fun!! The gentleman above me is on Oahu...not the Big Island, so don't spend much time looking for the things he suggested.
What's it like living on Hawaii's "Big Island?" - Just like anywhere else in the State of Hawaii, but with lots more space. There are two basic climate sides: the dry side (west side, Kona) and the wet side (east side, Hilo).I lived in Hilo for a few years, and it seemed like it rained every day. It is a very lush tropical environment. However the pace of life is much slower. There were fewer tourists compared to the Kona side. Less traffic. The pace of life is much slower, there are not much night life, but during the day there’s tons of things to do on the water and on land. Swimming, paddling, surfing, fishing, snorkeling, diving, sailing, deep sea fishing; you name it, you got it. On land, there are many camping grounds and wet trails everywhere for hiking, and if you go higher up the mountains, hiking on the lava fields is surrealistic. Lots of hunting too for goats and wild pigs. There were many people homesteading, living off the land.The Kona side has much more modern hotels and resorts, and subsequently more tourists. I would visit Kona about once a month for a change of scenery. It rains much less often on that side (I actually never saw rain on Kona, but then I never lived there). Activities on the water are the same as on the Hilo side.The Ironman Triathlon is held in and around Kona, so that tells you more about the area.There’s a lot of empty space, if you seriously want to get away from it all. Just make sure you let someone know where you’re headed, otherwise they’l never find your body.You can drive around the island, or go over the mountains via Saddle Road. There’s an Army post up there, training ground for Field Artillery. I spent many moons there, sleeping on and in the lava fields, when I was in active duty.You might have heard of volcanoes, yeah they’re there, and Kilauea has been spewing lava for well over 20 years, but it’s been more active lately. Don’t get too close, especially if you have respiratory issues. Heed all civil defense and tourist warnings.
What is the best island in Hawaii?
Depends on what you want: Oahu (where Honolulu is) is very urban - I don't like the island much, too crowded and over-commercialized. Kauai, is very rural and not overdeveloped (maybe the most romantic), most people haven't been there and maybe don't even know about it. Maui was half way between the two when I was there last (2001). Judging by the way everybody is recommending it, I'd say its gotten more commercial since then... The big island has a great deal to offer as well, with the greatest variety of terrain that I've ever seen - snow capped mountains, desert like areas, rain forests, and beautiful beaches all within minutes. If I was going on a honeymoon to Hawaii, it'd probably be Kauai - for the unspoilt paradise and privacy.