Hawaii State Facts

  • HI State Facts Hawaii Directory
  • Abbreviation: HI
  • Constitution: 50th State
  • NickName: The Aloha State
  • State Flower: yellow hibiscus
  • State Tree: kuku
  • State Bird: Nene (a.k.a. Hawaiian Goose)
  • State Song: "Hawaii Ponoi"
  • Land Area: 6,427 sq. mi.; 49th
  • Highest Point: Mauna Kea; 13796 feet Mauna Kea
  • Lowest Point: Pacific coast; Sea level
  • Gov Links: Government Links

Hawaii State Symbols


State Flower Hawaii State Flower, Hawaiian hibiscus Hawaiian hibiscus
State Tree Hawaii State Tree, Candlenut Tree Candlenut Tree
State Bird Hawaii State Bird, Hawaiian Goose Hawaiian Goose

Hawaii Facts
Hawaii is the only state that is not part of the North American continent. It is a chain of 132 volcanic islands located 2,044 from the continental United States in the Pacific Ocean.

Most Populated Islands are Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Nihau and Kahuolawe. A vast majory of the population lives on Oahu (approx. 85%).
Fast Facts
Pinapples are the #1 Crop
Tourism is main source of income.
Hawaii became a U.S territory in 1900
Hawaii became a US state in 1959

Pearl Harbor: "a date which will live in infamy"
Before the start of World War 1 in 1914 a large naval and air force base were build at Pearl Harborin Oahu. 18 years before Hawaii officially became a US state Japanese planes attacked the base (December 7, 1941) which thrust the United States into World War 2.

Presidential Address Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor
One of the most famous political speeches of the 20th century was the famous Presidential Address to Congress of December 8, 1941. Widely known as "Infamy Speech" or "Day of Infamy Speech" was given to a Joint Session of Congress by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Less than an hour after the speech congress passed a formal declaration of war against Japan.

Travel
Tourism is main source of income.

Many people travel to Hawaii to for its beautiful mountain scenery, coral reefs, sandy beaches and beautiful weather.

Diamond Head mountain on Waikiki Beach is a very popular tourist attraction.

Last updated on May 14, 2021