Formed by ancient volcanic activity, the Hawaiian Islands are an archipelago spread over 2,500 km. The Hawaii map below shows the 8 major islands which are located in the south east. The biggest Hawaiian Island, aptly named 'Big Island', was formed by 5 individual shield volcanoes and is now home to active volcanoes in the south.
With a population of more than 150,000, Hawaii rises to 4,205 metres above sea level with Manua Kea (White Mountain), its highest point, so named for its snow coverage during winter. With a highest point of 3,055 m and a population of 117,644 Maui is Hawaii's second biggest island. The third largest island is Oahu, home to the capital Honolulu and therefore the largest population, coming in at 876,151 residents. The map also shows Kaua'i rounding out the largest 4 islands as well as all the major airports.