Hawaii Facts



Hawaii Location In The US Hawaii State Map

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 PointMauna Kea on the Island of Hawaii, 13,803 feet
National ParksHaleakala National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
State Population (2015)1,431,603
State Population Density222.9 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 Votes4
State Flag Hawaii State Flag
GovernorOfficial Hawaii Governor Website
U. S. SenatorsList of U. S. Senators From Hawaii
U. S. RepresentativesList of U. S. Representatives From Hawaii
State SenatorsList of Hawaii State Senators
State RepresentativesList of Hawaii State Representatives
State GovernmentOfficial Site
State ConstitutionHawaii State Constitution
Road ConditionsHawaii Road Conditions
State Quarter Issue Date November 3, 2008

State Symbols

State Bird Nene
State DanceHula
State FishRectangular triggerfish
State Flower Hibiscus
State GemEkaha ku moana (black coral)
State Individual SportSurfing
State InsectPulelehua (Kamehameha butterfly)
State Kahiko Musical InstrumentPahu
State Land MammalHawaiian hoary bat
State MammalHawaiian monk seal
State Marine MammalHumpback 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 PlantTaro
State SpiritThe Aloha Spirit
State Team SportOutrigger 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)

Taxes

State Gas Tax0.4199 / Gallon
State Cigarette Tax$3.20 / Pack

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.

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