State of Hawaii Facts

State Flag Description: The State Flag has eight stripes (representing the eight major islands), of white, red and blue; the field closely resembles the Union Jack of Great Britain, from which the original flag apparently was designed.

State Seal Description: The State Seal has a heraldic shield in the center and a figure of King Kamehameha I on its right side and the Goddess of Liberty holding the Hawaiian flag on its left. Below the shield is the Phoenix surrounded by taro leaves, banana foliage, and sprays of maidenhair fern. With color added, the seal becomes the State Coat of Arms.

State Motto: Seen on the bottom of the state seal - "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono" is Hawaiian and means, "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness."

State Bird: The nene ("nay-nay"), or Hawaiian Goose.

State Flower: The yellow hibiscus.

State Tree: KuKui ("coo-cooee"), also called the candlenut.
Early Hawaiians used the nut for oil, light relishes, and medicines.

State Fish: The Rectangular Triggerfish or
"humuhumunukunuku apua'a".

State Marine Mammal: The Humpback Whale.

Government: American

State Capitol: Honolulu, Oahu

Location: In the middle of the Pacific Ocean,
Hawaii is the most isolated island on earth!
Hawaii is 2,390 miles from California, 3,850 miles from Japan,
4,900 miles from China, and 5,280 miles from the Philippines.

Number of Islands: 8 major islands

Land Area: 6,459 square miles (16,729 square kilometers)

Highest Point: Mauna Kea, Hawaii - 13,796 feet above sea level
Measuring from its submarine base (3,280 fathoms) in the Hawaiian Trough to the top of the mountain (13,796 feet), Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world with a combined height of 33,476 feet.

Average Temperatures: Winter - 79ºF / Summer 85ºF

Population: 1,211,537 (2000 est.)

People: 33% Caucasians, 22%Japanese, 15% Filipino,
remainder - Chinese and Hawaiian.

Language: Hawaii's two official languages are Hawaiian and English.

GDP - per capita: $26,030 (2000 est.)

Industries: Tourism, defense, trade, real estate and finance,
transportation and utility, food processing

Agriculture: sugarcane, pineapples, nursery stock, tropical fruit,
livestock, macadamia nuts

Major Trading Parter: United States

Currency: US Dollar

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