Map of the Hawaiian Islands, a chain of islands that stretches 2,400 km
(1500 miles) in a northwesterly direction from the southern tip of the Island of Hawaii.
From west to east, Hawaii is made up of the following Hawaiian Islands:
Hawaii has been a U.S. state since 1959.
The Hawaiian islands, plus former islands now below sea level (guyots), make up the Hawaiian–Emperor seamount chain.