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Hawaii State
The state of Hawaii is the southernmost state in the United States. The state is composed of 132 islands and islets out of which only eight islands are inhabited. They located near the center of the northern Pacific Ocean. The largest of these islands is called Hawaii. As the state's name is also Hawaii, many call the Hawaii island as 'The Big Island'. Honolulu on Oahu island is the capital and largest city of the Hawaii state.




Where is Hawaii?
Hawaii is almost half way between North America and Asia. The islands are about 2,400 miles (3,900 km) west of California coast and about 5,300 miles (8,516 km) east of the Philippines. Hawaii is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, about 2,400 miles west of California - the closest continental US state to the Hawaiian islands. Hawaii's Latitude & Longitude coordinates range from 19.8968° N, 155.5828° W to 21.289373° N, -157.917480° W.
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Hawaii Quick facts
Nickname The Aloha State
Capital Honolulu
Largest city Honolulu
Abbreviation HI
Motto Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono
Highest point Mauna Kea 13,796 ft (4205 m)
Statehood August 21, 1959 (50th state)
Governor David Ige (D)
Hawaii Quick facts
Area 10,931 mile2 (Rank: 43)
Population 1,427,538 (Rank: 40)
Population density 222 per mile2 (Rank: 13)
Life expectancy 81.3 (Rank: 1)
Median age 37.7 years (Rank: 20)
Median income $64,514 (Rank: 11)
Mean elevation 3,030 ft. (924 m)
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Hawaiian Islands
The state of Hawaii is made up of an island chain that extends for about 2,600 km (about 1,600 miles) between the island of Hawaii in the southeast and Kure Island in the northwest. Nearly all of the state’s total area is accounted for by eight main islands, which are from east to west Hawaii, Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau.
Hawaii islands by population
Oʻahu 953,207
Hawaiʻi 185,079
Maui 144,444
Kauaʻi 66,921
Molokaʻi 7,345
Lānaʻi 3,135
Niʻihau 170
Kahoʻolawe 0
Nicknames and Areas
Hawaiʻi The Big Island 4,028 sq mi
Maui The Valley Isle 727 sq mi
Oʻahu The Gathering Place 597 sq mi
Kauaʻi The Garden Isle 552 sq mi
Molokaʻi The Friendly Isle 260 sq mi
Lānaʻi The Pineapple Isle 140 sq mi
Niʻihau The Forbidden Isle 70 sq mi
Kahoʻolawe The Target Isle 45 sq mi


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Hawaii State Symbols
The state of Hawaii is made up of an island chain that extends for about 2,600 km (about 1,600 miles) between the island of Hawaii in the southeast and Kure Island in the northwest. Nearly all of the state’s total area is accounted for by eight main islands, which are from east to west Hawaii, Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau.
Hawaii state symbols
ʻauana (modern) musical instrument Ukulele
bird Nēnē (Hawaiian goose)
dance Hula
fish Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa (rectangular triggerfish)
flag Hawaii flag
flower Pua aloalo (yellow hibiscus)
gem ʻĒkaha kū moana (black coral)
individual sport Heʻe nalu (surfing)
insect Pulelehua ( Kamehameha butterfly)
kahiko (traditional) musical instrument Pahu
land mammal Ōpeʻapeʻa (Hawaiian hoary bat)
State symbols of Hawaii
mammal ʻĪlioholoikauaua (Hawaiian monk seal)
marine mammal Koholā (humpback whale)
motto "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono" ("The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness")
plant Kalo (taro)
popular name "The Aloha State"
seal Great Seal of the State of Hawaii
song "Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī"
spirit The Aloha Spirit
sport (team) Heihei waʻa (outrigger canoe paddling)
tree Kukui tree (candlenut tree)


Hawaii Quarter


Hawaii state quarter
Hawaii’s quarter is the first business strike U.S. coin to feature royalty or a monarch of any kind. The reverse of Hawaii’s quarter features Hawaiian monarch King Kamehameha I stretching his hand toward the eight major Hawaiian Islands. Inscriptions are the state motto "UA MAU KE EA O KA ‘AINA I KA PONO," ("The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness"), "Hawaii" and "1959" (Hawaii joined the union as a state in 1959) Don Everhart is the designer of the reverse side. E PLURIBUS UNUM (Latin for “Out of many, one.”), the official motto for the Seal of the United States, is inscribed at the bottom along with the year of issue




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Hawaii history
The Hawaiian Islands were originally settled by Polynesian immigrants more than 1,000 years ago but probably remained unknown beyond Polynesia until Captain James Cook landed at Waimea, Kauai Island, on Jan. 20, 1778. He named the islands 'Sandwich Islands' in honor of John Montagu, the fourth earl of Sandwich. In 1796 King Kamehameha I united the islands into a single independent kingdom. In 1893, a group of American and European businessmen deposed Queen Liliuokalani and wanted the United States to annex Hawaii. But President Grover Cleveland refused as the 'coup' was illegal. The group founded the Republic of Hawaii in 1894 with Sanford B. Dole as the first and only president of the republic. Cleveland's successor, William McKinley made Hawaii a U.S. possession in 1898, and a U.S. territory in 1900. Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was attacked on December 7, 1941 by Japan dragging the United States’ into World War II. USA retaliated by dropping two atomic bombs on Japan, bringing a quick end to the World War II. Hawaii joined the Union as the 50th state on August 21, 1959.


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