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State Facts

Full Name

State of Hawaii

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

August 21, 1959 (50th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

1,211,537 (42nd)

Land Area (Rank)

6,423 square miles; 16,635 square kilometers (47th)

Capital

Honolulu

Postal Abbreviation

HI

State Nickname

The Aloha State

Motto

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

Song

“Hawaii Panoi” (music by Capt. Henri Berger, words by King Kalakaua)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Yellow hibiscus
  • Tree: Candlenut
  • Bird: Hawaiian goose
  • Gem: Black coral

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Sugarcane,
    • pineapples,
    • nursery stock,
    • livestock,
    • macadamia nuts
  • Industry:
    • Tourism;
    • food processing;
    • apparel;
    • fabricated metal products;
    • stone, clay, and glass products