Hawaii State of America

Hawaii, 50th State
“Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono”
(The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.)
  • Name (Either they have been named by their traditional discoverer, Hawaii Loa or after Hawaii or Hawaiki, the traditional home of the Polynesians.): “Hawaii ”; “homeland”
  • Governor: David Ige ( Democratic Party)
  • Capital: Honolulu
  • Population: 1,412,687 (2020), (41st-most populous)
  • Location: Hawaii is located in the Pacific Ocean to the southwest of the continental U.S.
  • North: North Pacific Ocean, Alaska,
  • East: Mexico
  • Southwest: Australia
  • South: South Pacific Ocean,
  • Southeast: Japan
  • Area: 28,314 km2/10,932 mi2 ,43rd by rank
  • Postal abbreviation: HI
  • Admitted to Union: August 21, 1959
  • Official language: English and Hawaiian

 

1.       State’s Symbols
  • State tree: Kukui
  • State Grass: none
  • State Plant: Kalo
  • State flower: Pua Aloalo
  • State food: none
  • State Insect: Pulelehua
  • State Fish: Humuhumunukunukuapua`a
  • State Shells: Pupu Shells
  • State Land Mammal: Hawaiian Hoary Bat
  • State Marine Mammal: Humpback Whale
  • State Amphibian: Hawaiian Monk Seal
  • State Dinosaur: none
  • State Marine Reptile: none
  • State Reptile: None
  • State Bird: Nene
  • State Horse: none
  • State Dog: none
  • State Fossil: none
  • State Rock: none
  • State Gemstone: Black Coral
  • State mineral: none
  • State Sports:
    1. State Individual Sport: Surfing
    2. State Team Sport: Outrigger Canoe Paddling
  • State Songs: Hawai`i Pono`i
  • State Musical Instrument:
    • traditional : Pahu
    • modern: Ukulele
  • State Holiday: N/A
  • State Tartan: Hawaii State Tartan
  • Pattern: A8 R4 Y4 A48 E16 GN40 Y4 R6
  • State Poet Laureate: Kealoha
  • State Dance: Hula
  • State Firearm: none
  • State Tall Ship: none
  • State Theater: none
  • State Museum: Hawaiian Historical Society
  • State Historical Society: Hawaiian Historical Society
  • Title of Accomplishment: Aloha Order of Merit
  • State Philosophy: Aloha Spirit
2.      Geography Facts
  • Land: 16,636 km(6,423 mi2), 47th
  • Water: 11,676 km(4,508 mi2), 13th
  • Coastline: 750 mi. (1,207 km.), 4th
  • Shoreline: 1,052 mi. (1,693 km.), 17th
  • State Forests:  19
  • National Forests: 3
  • State Parks: 52
  • State Beach: 100
  • Public Beaches: 100
  • National Parks: 8
  • Water: 41.2%
  • Largest city (by area): Honolulu (5,511 km²)
  • Largest city (by population):Honolulu (342,933  people)
  • Lowest point: Pacific Ocean at sea level, tied for 3rd lowest.
  • Highest point: Pu’u Wekiu, Mauna Kea; 13,803 feet, (4,207 m) 6th tallest.
  • Facts about Hawaii
  • Out of eight active volcanoes and five additional active volcanoes on the other islands in Hawaii the largest is Mount Kilauea, the most active volcano in the world.
  • Hawaii has the longest life expectancy in the United States,3 years.
  • Hawaii is the most isolated population center in the world.
  • Hawaii supply more than 1/3 of the world’s commercial pineapple.
  • Coffee, vanilla beans, and cacao are commercially grow only in Hawaii.
  • There are only twelve letters in the Hawaiian alphabet: A, E, I, O, U, H, K, L, M, N, P, and W. Every syllable (and every word) ends with a vowel..
  • Hawaii is the only state with two official languages: English and Hawaiian.
  • Key Cities: Honolulu, Kailua, Hilo, Pearl City
  • Nickname/s: Aloha State, Paradise of the Pacific.
  • Major industries: Tourism, defense, agriculture, manufacturing.
  • Famous for: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Pearl Harbor Memorials, Waikiki Beach.
  • Area codes: N/A
4.      Natural Resources
  • Fruits
    1. Sugarcane
    2. Pineapples
    3. Avocados
    4. Bananas
    5. Guavas
    6. Papayas
    7. Tomatoes
  • Coffee
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Crops
    1. Sugarcane
    2. Beans
    3. Corn
    4. Lettuce
    5. Potatoes
    6. Taro
  • Waves (up to 30 feet high)
  • Rivers and streams
  • 297 types of soil
  • Geothermal heat
  • Volcanoes (adding more land mass to the state each year)
5.      Mountains

            Mountains to visit:

  • Mauna Kea (State High Point)
  • Mauna Loa
  • Puuulaula
  • Hanakauhi
  • Haleakala
  • Sliding Sands Trail
  • Polipoli
  • Pu’u Kukui
  • Kawaikini
  • Waialeale
6.       Divisions
  • 5 Counties
  • 150 cities
  • N/A towns

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