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Hawaii Facts

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This page contains a wealth of information on the state of Hawaii. Please click on the type of the fact that you are interested in:



Geography & Demographics

State Abbreviation HI
State Capital Honolulu
State Size Total (Land + Water): 10,931 sq miles; Land Only: 6,423 sq miles
Number of Counties 67
Time Zone Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone
Bordering States None
Highest Point Mauna Kea on the Island of Hawaii, 13,803 feet
National Parks Haleakala National Park 
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
State Population (2015) 1,431,603
State Population Density 222.9 people / square mile
Area Codes 808
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Honolulu (387,170) 
Pearl City (47,698) 
Hilo (43,263) 
Kailua (38,635) 
Waipahu (38,216)

Government & Legislature

Statehood August 21, 1959
Electoral Votes 4
State Flag Hawaii State Flag
Governor Official Hawaii Governor Website
U. S. Senators List of U. S. Senators From Hawaii
U. S. Representatives List of U. S. Representatives From Hawaii
State Senators List of Hawaii State Senators
State Representatives List of Hawaii State Representatives
State Government Official Site
State Constitution Hawaii State Constitution
Same-Sex Marriage Legalization Date December 2, 2013
Road Conditions Hawaii Road Conditions
State Quarter Issue Date November 3, 2008

State Symbols

State Bird Nene
State Dance Hula
State Fish Rectangular triggerfish
State Flower Hibiscus
State Gem Ekaha ku moana (black coral)
State Individual Sport Surfing
State Insect Pulelehua (Kamehameha butterfly)
State Kahiko Musical Instrument Pahu
State Land Mammal Hawaiian hoary bat
State Mammal Hawaiian monk seal
State Marine Mammal Humpback whale
State Motto Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness)
Nickname Aloha State
State Plant Taro
State Spirit The Aloha Spirit
State Team Sport Outrigger canoe paddling
State Tree Kukui (also called candlenut tree)

Sports Teams

Major Sports Teams None
NCAA Division I Schools University of Hawaii at Manoa (Big West)

Popular Tourist Attractions

Famous People Born In Hawaii

Nobel Prize Winners

  • Barack H. Obama (Peace, 2009)

United States Presidents

  • Barak Obama (44th President)

Famous Actors And Actresses

  • Lauren Graham
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Jason Momoa

Famous Singers

  • Yvonne Elliman
  • Anuhea Jenkins
  • Bruno Mars

Hawaii Fun Facts

  • Iolani Palace in Honolulu is the only royal palace in the United States.
  • Hawaii is the southernmost state in the United States.
  • Ka Lae on the Big Island of Hawaii is the southernmost point in the United States.
  • Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee.
  • Hawaii is one of the two states in the United States that do not observe Daylight Savings Time (Arizona is the other).
  • In Hawaii you will be fined for riding in the back of a passenger car without a seatbelt, however you can ride in the bed of a pickup truck with no safety equipment
  • By law, no building on Kauai is allowed to be built taller than a palm tree.
  • Hawaii is the only state in the United States to honor a king, celebrating King Kamehameha Day on June 11th since 1872. King Kamehameha I (Kamehameha the Great) is known for uniting the Hawaiian Islands in 1810.
  • There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet. Vowels include A, E, I, O, and U. Consonants include H, K, L, M, N, P, and W.
  • The widest state from east to west is Hawaii, stretching across 1,500 miles.
  • In 1970, Hawaii became the first state to legalize abortions on the request of the woman.

This page was last updated on October 01, 2017.

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