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Hawaii State Statistics
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HAWAII Hawaii is comprised of 137 islands, encompassing a land area of 6,423.4 square miles and only seven of these islands are inhabited.  
HONULULU  
AREA 10,932 sq miles (Land) 6,423 sq. miles (International Waters) 4,508 sq. miles
CAPITAL Honolulu
FAMOUS DATES Statehood Day, August 21, 1959, celebrates Hawaii's admission as the 50th U.S. state.  June 11 - King Kamehameha I Day, March 26 (Friday) - Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day
LOCATION Hawaii is the most geographically isolated population center on earth, located 2,000 miles from the Marshall Islands, 2,390 miles from California, 2,500 miles from Tahiti, 3,850 miles from Japan, 4,900 miles from China, and 5,280 miles from the Philippines. 
MEAN ELEVATION  
HIGHEST POINT Mauna Kea on the Big Island. Measured from the seafloor it is the tallest mountain on the planet, 33,476 feet and from sea level it measures 13,796 feet high.
LOWEST POINT Sea Level
COUNTIES 4
COASTLINE 750 miles
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER 1Near the island of Maui
STATE FOSSIL  
STATE GRASS  
STATE REPTILE  
STATE ROCK  
STATE GEMSTONE Black Coral
STATE FLAG The flag originally represented the independent kingdom of Hawaii, and was designed at the request of King Kamehameha I. The British Union Jack (upper left) recalls a similar flag presented to the King by a British army officer in 1793.
STATE COLORS  
STATE SEAL The seal of the state of Hawaii features a grand image of King Kamehameha I, royally dressed and holding his staff, and a classic rendition of Liberty, holding the Hawaiian flag, on either side of a heraldic shield. A Phoenix rises up from native foliage. The date 1959, representing Hawaii's statehood, displays prominently.Wording on the seal reads "State of Hawaii" across the top. On the bottom of the seal is a quote attributed to King Kamehameha III, after a British admiral attempted a takeover in 1843: "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono", translated as "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness."
STATE SLOGAN Haka Tiki Mou Sha'ami Leeki Toru (Death To Manland Scum, But Leave Your Money)
STATE MOTTO Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘aina i ka pono (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness).
STATE SONG Hawai‘i Pono‘i: Written by King David Kalakaua.  The song was set to music by Professor Henry Berger, the Royal Bandmaster. First performed on November 16, 1874 in Honolulu.  This was also the official song of the Kingdom of Hawaii (1810-1893) and the Territory of Hawaii (1900-1959).
STATE TREE Kukui is a plant species introduced from Polynesia. Ancient Hawaiians used the nuts of this tree for oil, medicine and many other purposes.  Kukui oil is still used to soothe dry skin and other dermotological ailments. (candlenut; Aleurites moluccana)
STATE BIRD Nene  The Nene (pronounced "nay-nay") is a type of goose that lives and breeds on land.  The Nene are endangered and they are protected by law.(Hawaiian goose; Branta sandvicensis).
STATE ANIMAL Humpback Whale
STATE FISH The humuhumunukunukuapua‘a (pronounced Hoo-moo-hoo-moo noo-koo-noo-koo ahh poo-ah-ah) is a Hawaiian reef triggerfish.  This fish can reach 10 inches long and is usually found in shallow reef waters.
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES The Aloha State
STATE FLOWER Yellow hibiscus (pua ma'o hau hele; Hibiscus brackenridgei)
STATE MAMMAL Humpback Whale.  The Humpback migrates annually from Alaska to Hawaiian waters to mate and calve during the months of December through April.
STATE LANGUAGE Hawaii has two official languages - Hawaiian and English
BORDERING STATES None
 

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