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Hawaii

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Location of Hawaii State


Capital: Honolulu

Population: 1,392,313 (Source: 2012 U.S. Census)

Major Cities: Honolulu, Hilo, Kailua, Kaneohe, Waipahu

Borders: Does not border any other U.S. state, Pacific Ocean

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $72,424 million (2012 U.S. Department of Commerce)

Key Industries:
Agriculture including sugarcane, pineapples, macadamia nuts, and bananas
Tourism is the primary industry

How Hawaii got its name: The name Hawaii comes from the name for the original home of the Polynesians called Hawaiki.

Atlas of Hawaii State
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Hawaii State Symbols

State Nickname: Aloha State

State Slogan: The Islands of Aloha

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

State flower: Hawaiian hibiscus

State bird: Nene or Hawaiian Goose

State fish: Reef triggerfish

State tree: Kukui or Candlenut

State mammal: Humpback whale

State foods: Coconut Muffin

Becoming a State

Date admitted: Friday, August 21, 1959

Number admitted: 50

Prior Name: Kingdom of Hawaii, Hawaii Territory

Postal Abbreviation: HI

Hawaii State Map


The Geography of Hawaii

Total Size: 6,423 sq. miles (source: 2003 Census)

Geographical Low Point: Pacific Ocean at Sea Level (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Geographical High Point: Pu'u Wekiu, Mauna Kea at 13,796 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Hawaii (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Central Point: Located approx. off the southwestern shore of Molokai west of Lanai (source: U.S. Geological Survey)

Counties: 4 (source: National Association of Counties)

Bodies of Water: Pacific Ocean, Hanalei River, Anahulu River, Wailuku River, Salt Lake

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Professional Sports Teams

There are no major professional sports teams in Hawaii.

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