Hawaii is the 50th state of the United States of America. Situated nearly at the center of the north Pacific Ocean, Hawaii marks the northeast corner of Polynesia. While it was once a major hub for the whaling, sugar and pineapple industries, it is now economically dependent on tourism and the U.S. military. The natural beauty of the islands continues to be one of Hawaii's greatest assets. Honolulu is the state's capital, largest city, and cultural hub, located on the island of Oahu. Nearby Waikiki Beach is the most popular destination in the region. Maui and Kauai are smaller islands with gorgeous natural beauty, and a selection of tourist resorts. The Big Island of Hawaii is less developed.