||August 21, 1959 |
||Total (Land + Water): 10,931 sq miles; Land Only: 6,423 sq miles|
|Number of Counties
|State Population (2015)||1,431,603|
|State Population Density||222.9 people / square mile|
|State Quarter Issue Date
||November 3, 2008|
||Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness)|
||Kukui (also called candlenut tree)|
||Aloha State |
|State Gas Tax||$0.4199 / Gallon|
|State Cigarette Tax||$3.20 / Pack|
|Top 5 Cities (2010 population)
Pearl City (47,698)
|Major Sports Teams
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.