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Hawaii Facts and Symbols

Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959 and is the 42nd largest state by population with about 1.3 million residents. It is also the 47th largest state by land and water area with a total area of 10,931 square miles. Honolulu, the state capital, is Hawaii's largest city with a population of approximately 375,000 people.

Hawaii is comprised of eight major islands. They are as follows (from smallest to largest): Kahoolawe, Niihau, Lanai, Molokai, Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii.

Included below are more facts and symbols, information about the current Hawaii Governor, a state map, Hawaii members of the United States 112th Congress with a congressional district map, the state song and more views of the Hawaii State Quarter.

Hawaii State Quarter

Hawaii
State Quarter

(United States Mint Image)

         
 
         
 

Hawaii State Capital - Honolulu

State Nickname - The Aloha State

State Motto - "Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono"
(The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness)

State Flower - pua ma‘o hau hele; Hibiscus brackenridgei (Yellow hibiscus)

State Tree - Kukui Tree

State Plant - Kalo

State Bird - Nene (Hawaiian Goose)

State Fish - Humuhumunukunukuapua'a
(Rectangular Trigger Fish or Hawaiian Trigger Fish)

State Insect - Pulelehua (Kamehameha butterfly)

State Mammal - Hawaiian Monk Seal

State Marine Mammal - Humpback Whale

State Dance - Hula

State Individual Sport - Surfing

State Team Sport - Outrigger Canoe Paddling

State Gemstone - Black Coral

Official State Web Site - www.hawaii.gov

 
 

Hawaii State Governor:

Neil Abercrombie

Office of the Governor
  The Honorable Neil Abercrombie
Governor, State of Hawai`i
Executive Chambers, State Capitol
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813

Phone: 808 586-0034

Fax: 808 586-0006

 
 

Hawaii State Map:
(Click For Larger View)
Hawaii State Map - Click for Larger View

 

Hawaii State Congressional District Map:

Hawaii State Congressional District Map

 

Hawaii Members of the United States Congress (112th Congress)

 

United States Senate (Hawaii Members):

  Daniel K. Akaka - (D-HI) Daniel K. Inouye - (D-HI)  
 

United States House of Representatives (Hawaii Members by District):

 

Colleen Hanabusa - 1st

Mazie K. Hirono - 2nd

 
 

Hawaii State Song:

Hawai`i Pono`i
Words by King David Kalakaua.
Music by Professor Henry Berger, the Royal Bandmaster
.

Hawaii ponoi Nana i kou, moi
Kalani Alii, ke Alii.
Makua lani e Kamehameha e
Na kaua e pale Me ka ihe.

Translation:
Hawaii's own true sons, be loyal to your chief
Your country's liege and lord, the Alii(1).
Father above us all, Kamehameha(2),
Who guarded in the war with his ihe(3).

(1) Alii (ah-lee-ee) sovereign

(2) Kamehameha (Kah-may'-ha-may'-ha)
king who first unified the islands.

(3) Ihe (ee-hay) spear

         
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    Hawaii State Quarter - FrontHawaii State Quarter - Back    
    United States Mint 50 State Quarters© Program coin:
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