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The US State of Hawaii is the 50th state in the United States. On August 21, 1959, it was admitted to the Union, and Hawaii achieved statehood. The State of Hawaii’s nicknames are:
- The Aloha State (official nickname)
- Paradise of the Pacific
- The Islands of Aloha
- The 808 State
Honolulu is Hawaii’s capital city and also the state’s largest city. Hawaiian and English are the official languages of the state. In the US, Hawaii is the 40th most populous state.
The Hawaii Flag was officially adopted on December 29, 1845. The design of the Hawaiian flag included two sections:
- Eight horizontal stripes of three colors (white, red, and blue) are there. In 1943, these colors were standardized. Their sequence from top to bottom is:
These stripes symbolize the eight major islands of Hawaii:
- Closest to the top quarter of the flag’s mast, the United Kingdom’s Union Flag is there.
The flag’s proportion is 1:2. July 31 is Hawaiian Flag Day or Ka Hae Hawaii Day.
Hawaii’s official government symbol is the Great Seal of the State of Hawaii. It has a circular shape with a diameter of two and three-quarters inches. Hawaii’s official seal design has one inner circle and a ring surrounding it.
- The words “The STATE OF HAWAII” (at the top) and the state motto “Ua Mau Ke Ea o ka ʻĀina I ka Pono” (at the bottom) are written in the outer ring. The meaning of the state motto is “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.”
- The coat of arms is at the center of the inner circle. It shows:
- King Kamehameha, I’s image can be seen on the left-hand side of the coat of arms. Kamehameha the Great was the Kingdom of Hawaii’s first ruler.
- The goddess of liberty can be seen on the left-hand side of the coats of arms.
- Behind the figurines, the sun rises in the coat of arms.
- A quartered heraldic shield can be seen at the center of the coat of arms.
- Barry of eight Argent, Gules, and Azure is in the first and fourth quarter.
- Sacred staff proper and an inescutcheon Vert charged with a mullet are in the second and third quarters.
- A phoenix bird with its outstretched wings can come out of the fire, just below the heraldic seal.
- Eight taro leaves with banana foliage on either side can also be seen below the heraldic shield. Sprays of upwardly trailed maidenhair fern are also there.
The State of Hawaii is situated in the western region of the country. It is located around 2,000 miles (3,218.7 km) away from the mainland of United States. It has no land boundary shared with any other state or country.
Hawaii’s precise location (latitude and longitude) is 18° 55′ N to 28° 27′ N Latitude and 154° 48′ W to 178° 22′ W Longitude. Check this Hawaii Latitude and Longitude Map for more information.
Hawaii Time Zones
In Hawaii, UTC−10:00 (Hawaii) is the time zone.
The total area of Hawaii is 10,931 sq mi (28,311 sq km). Out of which 6,423 sq mi (16,638 sq km) is land area and 4,507 sq mi (11,672 sq km) is water area. It is the USA’s forty-third largest state in terms of size.
At 13,796 feet (4,205 m), Mauna Kea is the highest elevation point. The state’s lowest point is the Pacific Ocean. The Wailuku River (in Hawaii) and Anahulu River (in Oahu) are two major rivers in the state. Salt Lake is a central lake.
Hawaii is the only state in the United States with an archipelago consisting of a chain of 132 islands and islets. There are 8 main islands and 124 islets. This archipelago is spread across a stretch of 1,500 m (2,400 km). From west to east, the eight islands are:
- Niihau: It is a semi-arid island. However, many lakes can be found.
- Kauai: Kawaikini Peak and Mount Waialeale are located at the center of this island. Colorful rock walls are found in Waimea canyon. You’ll find rugged cliffs on the northwestern coast.
- Oahu: You’ll find the Koolau Range and the Waianae Range, two mountain ranges, on Oahu island. A fertile, rolling plain in the valley between these two mountain ranges is there. Diamond Head, a 760 feet (231.6 m) extinct volcanic crater, is at the Waikiki end (in Oahu’s southeastern region).
- Molokai: Three landforms can be found on this island. You’ll find rugged mountains and canyons in the state’s eastern region. A dry plateau is there in the western parts of the island. You’ll find a fertile plain for cultivating various crops in the central part of Molokai island.
- Lanai: The landform is suitable for growing pineapple.
- Kahoolawe is a small and uninhabited island situated next to Maui island. This island is dry and windswept.
- Maui: It is also called the Valley Island as multiple canyons cut into two volcanic mountains. You’ll find a fertile land area between two mountains. The world’s most giant dormant volcanic crater is situated on Maui island.
- Hawaii: It is the largest island out of all the islands and islets in this state. There are five volcanoes on this island, out of which two are still active (Kilauea and Mauna Loa). The highest elevation point of Hawaii is also located on this island. While most of the beaches on these islands are covered by white sand, some have black sand (created from lava).
Learn more about the location of mountain peaks, rivers, lakes, state boundaries, the state capital, neighboring states, ocean, and from this Physical Map of Hawaii.
The climatic condition in Hawaii is mainly tropical. The hot season starts in June and continues till October. A relatively more relaxed season starts in December and continues till March. Constantly blowing northeast trade winds influence climatic conditions on the islands. May to October is the best time to visit Hawaii.
The temperature in the coastal areas in the state of Hawaii varies from 11 °C (52 °F) to 35 °C (95 °F). Annual rainfall in coastal areas ranges from 415 mm (16.4 inches) to 1,000 mm (40 inches).
The mountainous regions in the various islands of Hawaii get an annual average temperature of:
- 2.9 °C (37 °F) at Mauna Kea
- 7.8 °C (46 °F) at Mauna Loa
- 13.1 °C (55.5 °F) at Pohakuloa
The annual average precipitation level at Mauna Loa is 14.4 inches (365 mm).
The Polynesians arrived in Hawaii around 1500 years back. The first European to arrive in this archipelago was Captain James Cook. He landed in the Hawaiian islands in 1778 on Kauai island’s Waimea Bay. After the Earl of Sandwich, he named these islands “Sandwich Islands.”
The first major battle took place between the people living on the island of Hawaii and Maui in 1790. It is known as the Battle of Kepaniwai. The next major battle took place five years later, in 1795. On Oahu island’s southern shores, this battle took place. This campaign of Kamehameha to unite the islands is known as the battle of Nuuanu. This battle started the reign of the Kamehameha dynasty over Hawaii from 1795 to 1874. It was King Kamehameha I who united the Hawaiian Islands in 1810.
In Hawaii, the first missionaries arrived in 1820. From 1820 to 1845, the Hawaiian Kingdom’s capital was Lahaina. On Kauai island, the first sugar plantation opened up in 1835. The Hawaiian Kingdom changed its capital to Honolulu in 1845. The Kamehameha dynasty ended in 1874 after the death of William Charles Lunalilo. “Aloha ‘Oe” was penned by Queen Liliuokalani or Lydia Kamakaeha in 1878.
The legislature and cabinet of the government were empowered, and the Hawaiian monarchy’s authority was curtailed in 1887. The 1887 Constitution of the Kingdom of Hawaii was signed, and it became known as the Bayonet Constitution. With the house arrest of Queen Liliuokalani in 1893, the dismantling of the Kingdom of Hawaii started. Through the Newlands Resolution, the United States annexed Hawaii. The Organic Act established the Territory of Hawaii in 1900. On March 11, 1901, The Moana Hotel (the first Waikiki hotel) opened. It was also affectionately called “The First Lady of Waikiki.”
Hawaii became the fiftieth state of the USA on August 21, 1959, after a popular vote. Hawaiian became the official language of this state in 1978 through the Hawaii State Constitutional Convention. Barack Obama (the first African American to become the forty-fourth president of the United States of America) was born in Hawaii, Honolulu.
Hawaii has five counties. Hawaii County is the largest, and Kalawao County is the smallest county. Check the Hawaii County Map to learn more about the location and boundaries of different counties in the state.
Hawaii Area Codes
Hawaii has only one area code, and it is 808. The Hawaii Area Codes Map will help you locate any area code you are searching for. You can also use it to learn about the area code boundary, county and state boundaries, and state capital.
Hawaii Zip Codes
There are 94 active zip codes in Hawaii as of 2022. The zip codes best for you to live in the state are 96814, 96813, 96815, 96821, 96822, etc. You can locate the location of a particular zip code, boundary, state boundary, and state capital with the help of the Hawaii Zip Codes Map.
Hawaii Major Cities
Learn about Hawaii’s significant places from this map of cities. You can know the exact location of the state capital, other cities, state boundaries, neighboring states and oceans, and many more. Hawaii’s most prominent cities are Honolulu, Pearl City, East Honolulu, and many more. Check out the Hawaii Cities Map for more details.
The busiest airports in Hawaii are Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Kahului Airport, Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole, and others. Explore the location of different airports in the state on the Hawaii Airports Map. This map also shows Hawaii’s state and country boundaries, cities, the state capital, neighboring states, and oceans.
Hawaii National Park and Trails
Hawaii has eight national parks. Around 1,629,003 visitors visit these national parks annually. Major national parks in the State are Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii Island), Haleakalā National Park (Maui Island), Pearl Harbor National Memorial, and others.
In Hawaii, you can enjoy 620 recreational trails (hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and other adventurous trails). Koko Crater Tramway to Kokohead Lookout, Diamond Head (Le’ahi) Summit Trail, Manoa Falls Trail, etc., are some of Hawaii’s most popular hiking routes.
Check out the National Parks in Hawaii Map to get a clear idea about the locations of different national parks, monuments, preserves, etc.
Top 10 FAQs on Hawaii
FAQ #1: What Time Zone Is Hawaii?
Ans: In Hawaii, UTC−10:00 (Hawaii) is the time zone.
FAQ #2: What Is The Capital Of Hawaii?
Ans: Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii.
FAQ #3: What Is Hawaii Known For?
Ans: Hawaii is known for beautiful beaches covered with white, pink, red, green, and black sands. Some of the most excellent beaches are Kaanapali Beach (Maui), Ko Olina Beach (Oahu), Poipu Beach (Kauai), and many more. Hawaii is also famous for 750 miles (1,207 km) of pristine coastline. Rich cuisine, hula dance, and traditional Hawaiian parties called Lūʻau are the other famous things of Hawaii.
FAQ #4: Does It Snow In Hawaii?
Ans: Yes, snowfall takes place on top of the highest peaks (above 10,000 feet or 3,048 m) in Hawaii’s Big Island and Maui. Most of the snowfall occurs on Haleakala, Mauna Kea, and Mauna Loa, the three tallest volcanoes in the state.
FAQ #5: Who Is The Governor Of Hawaii?
Ans: Democratic Party’s David Ige is the incumbent Governor of Hawaii in 2022. He assumed office as the 8th Governor of Hawaii on December 1, 2014.
FAQ #6: What Is The Population Of Hawaii?
Ans: Hawaii’s population in 2022 is estimated to be 1.43 million, making it the fortieth populous state in the United States.
FAQ #7: What Is The State Bird Of Hawaii?
Ans: Nene is Hawaii’s state bird.
FAQ #8: When Did Hawaii Become a State?
Ans: On August 21, 1959, Hawaii became a state.
FAQ #9: How Many Counties Are In Hawaii?
Ans: There are five counties in Hawaii and they are Hawaii, Maui, Niihau, Kauai, and Honolulu.
FAQ #10: What is the Largest College in Hawaii?
Ans: The University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, is the largest college in the state of Hawaii. It is also Hawaii’s oldest college.