Postal abbreviation – HI
Capital – Honolulu
Area – 10,931.7 [47th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 1,360,301 [39th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 211.8 [13th largest in the US]
Area codes – 808
Zip codes – 96701 - 96898
Number of counties – 5
State nickname – the Aloha State
State motto – "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono" - The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness
|State Flag of Hawaii|
-The state of Hawaii consists of eight main islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Hawaii.
-Hawaii is the most isolated population center on Earth - 2,390 miles from California; 3,850 miles from Japan; 4,900 miles from China; and 5,280 miles from the Philippines.
-There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet - Vowels A, E, I, O, U and Consonants H, K, L, M, N, P, W
-From east to west, Hawaii is the widest state in the United States.
-The Hawaiian Islands are the projecting tops of the largest mountain range in the world.
-Hawaii has its own time zone (Hawaiian Standard Time), two hours behind Pacific Standard Time. There is no daylight savings time.
-Molokai is known as the most Hawaiian Isle.
-The island of Oahu draws the most visitors.
-Kilauea is the world's most active volcano.
-Ka Lae is the southernmost point in the United States. A constant wind blows east to west at 27 knots per hour, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
-Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world (measured from its base at the ocean floor).
-University of Hawai'i at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law