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Capital City:

Honolulu

Statehood:

August 21, 1959 (50th)

Population:

1,187,000

Nickname:

Aloha State / Paradise of the Pacific

Motto:

Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.)

Origin of State Name:

Possibly based on native Hawaiian word for homeland, "Owhyhee."

Counties:

5

Largest Cities:

Honolulu, Hilo, Kailua, Kaneohe, Pearl City

Border States:

None

Land Area:

6,427 sq. mi.; 47th largest

Highest Point:

Mauna Kea, 13,796 ft.

Lowest Point:

Sea Level, Pacific Ocean

State Bird:

Nene (Hawaiian goose)

State Flower:

Pua Aloalo (hibiscus brackenridgei)

State Tree:

Kukui - Candlenut (aleurites moluccana)

State Song:

Hawaii Ponoi - Hawaii's Own

State Web Site:

www.state.hi.us


For more websites on Hawaii check out Hawaii Links.

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