Hawaii State Profile – Quick Facts

We bring you some quick details about Hawaii State, the 11th state in the list of US states in alphabetical order.

On August 21, 1959, Hawaii (Hawaiian: Hawai’i) was admitted as the 50th state of the United States. A group of volcanic islands located in the middle Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is the state of Hawaii.

The islands are located 2,397 miles (3,857 kilometers) east of San Francisco, California, and 5,293 miles (8,516 kilometers) west of Manila, Philippines, making them the world’s most isolated nation. Honolulu is the state capital and is located on the island of Oahu.

The name is thought to have originated from Hawaiki, which was the previous name for Raiatea, the ancient home of Polynesians.

Hawaii’s booming economy is built on the diversification of its manufacturing and agricultural sectors. Oceanography, geophysics, astronomy, satellite communications, and biomedicine are among the fields where research and development are being done that are of national and worldwide relevance in Hawaii.

This state, which is colloquially referred to as the “Crossroads of the Pacific,” is strategically vital to the global military system of the United States and serves as a transportation center for the Pacific Basin.

The following are some of the most notable attractions in Hawaii: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii), Haleakala National Park (Maui), Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (Hawaii), Polynesian Cultural Center (Oahu), USS Arizona and USS Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor, The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Oahu), Iolani Palace (the only royal palace in the United States), Bishop Museum (all in Honolulu).

Barack Obama, who was born in Hawaii State, was elected President of the United States in 2008.

Hawaii State Map

Hawaii Map

Hawaii State location on usa map

Hawaii Location

Hawaii State Geography & Demographics

State AbbreviationHI
State CapitalHonolulu
State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 10,931 sq miles; Land Only: 6,423 sq miles
Number of Counties67
Time ZoneHawaii-Aleutian Time Zone
Bordering StatesNone
Highest PointMauna Kea on the Island of Hawaii, 13,803 feet
National ParksHaleakala National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
State Population (2020)1,455,271
State Population Density226.6 people / square mile
Area Codes808
Top 5 Cities (2020 population)Honolulu (341,302)
East Honolulu (47,540)
Pearl City (45,605)
Hilo (45,056)
Waipahu (39,469)

Hawaii State Flag

Flag of Hawaii State

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Hawaii State Symbols

State BirdNene
State DanceHula
State FishRectangular triggerfish
State FlowerHibiscus
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 MottoUa mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness)
State NicknameAloha State
State PlantTaro
State SpiritThe Aloha Spirit
State Team SportOutrigger canoe paddling
State TreeKukui (also called candlenut tree)

State Seal of Hawaii

Flag of Hawaii State

Sports Teams

Major Sports TeamsNone
NCAA Division I SchoolsThe University of Hawaii at Manoa (Big West)

Popular Tourist Attractions

Hawaii State has quite a few interesting tourist attractions, qualifying it as one of the 25 best vacations spots in the United States.

  • Aulani: Resort hotel in Kapolei, on the island of Oahu.
  • Diamond Head: State park in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu.
  • Haleakala National Park: National park on the southeastern part of Maui.
  • Hanauma Bay: State park in the Hawaii Kai neighborhood, on the island of Oahu.
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Volcano park on the Big Island.
  • Honolulu Zoo: Zoo in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu.
  • Kilauea: Active volcano on the Big Island.
  • Lanikai Beach: Beach in Kailua, on the island of Oahu.
  • Kualoa Ranch: Natural reserve and cattle ranch in Kaneohe, on the island of Oahu.
  • Mauna Kea: Dormant volcano on the Big Island.
  • Pearl Harbor: Sea harbor and historical landmark on the island of Oahu.
  • Polynesian Cultural Center: Theme park in Laie, on the island of Oahu.
  • Road to Hana: Scenic road that connects the towns Kahului and Hana on the island of Maui.
  • Turtle Bay Resort: Resort hotel in Kahuku, on the island of Oahu.
  • USS Arizona: Historic battleship in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu.
  • USS Missouri: Historic battleship in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu.
  • Waikiki Beach: Beach in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu.

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Popular Foods In Hawaii

Hawaii is famous for the following foods:

  • Poke Bowl
  • Spam Musubi
  • Kalua Pig
  • Loco Moco
  • Manapua
  • Shaved Ice
  • Lau Lau
  • Saimin
  • Poi
  • Lomi Salmon
  • Acai Bowl
  • Haupia Pie
  • Malasadas

Related: 36 Interesting and fun facts about Hawaii

Famous People Born In Hawaii

Nobel Prize Winners

United States Presidents

  • Barak Obama (44th President)

Famous Actors And Actresses

  • Lauren Graham
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Jason Momoa

Famous Singers

  • Yvonne Elliman
  • Anuhea Jenkins
  • Bruno Mars

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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).

Summary of Hawaii State Profile

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