The Aloha State

Unique Things About Hawaii

Hawaii is the only U.S state that grows coffee, cacao, and vanilla beans. Kilauea is the world's most active and largest volcano, it is also a navy ship called the U.S.S Kilauea. 25 percent of all the reef fish are endemic to Hawaii, and the Hawaiian monk seal which is critically endangered is also endemic. There are also only 13 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet and every word-and syllable-ends with one of the five vowels. Hawaii is one of the four states that have outlawed billboards. Snakes are also outlawed. The only legal serpents are housed in zoos.

State Facts

  • The state abbreviation is HI
  • The state capital is Honolulu
  • The largest city is the capital Honolulu
  • The most recent population is 1,374,810
  • The name for the residents are called Hawaiians

State Symbols

  • Nickname is the Aloha State
  • Motto is Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.)
  • State Song: Hawaii Ponoi - Hawaii's Own
  • State Bird is the Nene the Hawaiian goose
  • State Flower is the hibiscus
  • State Tree is the Kukui
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State Flag

King Kamehameha I flew a British flag throughout his kingdom in the 18Th century, given to him as a token of friendship from fellow ruler King George III. However, during the War of 1812, an American was raised over Kamehameha's home to placate American interests. It was soon removed after British officers in Kamehameha’s court opposed to it.

Instead, Kamehameha commissioned a new flag—one that incorporated elements of both nations. The result of the flag is the one we are familiar with today: the Union Jack of the British Empire. The colors reflect America's Old Glory. The flag's eight stripes represent Hawaii's major islands. Historians credit its design to an officer in the Royal Navy, who based it on a British navel flag.
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Where Is hawaii

Hawaii doesn't have any bordering states. The Pacific Ocean surrounds Hawaii. The three land regions of Hawaii are Mountain, Valley and Coastal. Hawaii has a tropical land. It has an island-y feel.

State History

“The Aloha State” became the 50th state in 1959, but the history of Hawaii goes back centuries earlier. Roughly 1,500 years ago, Polynesians from the Marquesas Islands first set foot on Hawaii Island. With only the stars to guide them, they miraculously sailed over 2000 miles in canoes to migrate to the Islands. Hawaiian culture flourished over the centuries, giving rise to the art of the hula and the sport of surfing, but land division conflicts between ruling chieftains were common.

Historical Facts

Island flowers and colors are used to represent each island:
Niihau—Pupu Shell—White
Kauai—Mokihana (Green Berry)—Purple
Maui—Lokelani (Pink Cottage Rose)—Pink
Molokai—White Kukui Blossom—Green
Lanai—Kaunaoa (Yellow and Orange Air Plant)—Orange
Kahoolawe—Hinahina (Beach Heliotrope)—Grey
Big Island of Hawaii—Lehua Ohia—Red

There are four counties in Hawaii (Kauai, city and county of Honolulu, Maui, and Hawaii). Each city has a mayor and council in charge.

King Kalakaua was the first reigning monarch to circumnavigate the globe and the first foreign head of state to speak before a joint session of Congress.


The legal basis for the establishment of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) is the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended (HHCA). Passed by Congress and signed into law by President Warren Harding on July 9, 1921 (chapter 42, 42 Stat. 108), the HHCA provides for the rehabilitation of the native Hawaiian people through a government-sponsored homesteading program. Native Hawaiians are defined as individuals having at least 50 percent Hawaiian blood.

Hawaii’s economy is not easily summarized into conventional industry sectors common to economic analysis, i.e. those categories that comprise the Gross State Product. The primary source of income for Hawaii is the visitor sector which spreads itself over several industries, such as service, transportation and retail trade. Because of this, the question “What are the top ten industries in Hawaii?” is not easily answered.

Famouse people frome hawaii

Benny Agbayani (1971 - ) A professional baseball player. He formerly played with the New York Mets, Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox. Born in Honolulu, HI (789)

Christine Keiko Agena (1973 - ) A Japanese American actress. She is known professionally as Keiko Agena. Born in Honolulu, HI (790)

George Ryoichi Ariyoshi (1926 - ) George Ryoichi Ariyoshi served as the third Governor of Hawaiʻi from 1974 to 1986. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He assumed the governorship when John A. Burns was declared incapacitated. When he was elected, Ariyoshi became the first American of Asian descent to be elected governor of a state of the United States. He also holds the record as the longest-serving state governor in Hawaiʻi, a record that will likely never be broken because of term limits. Ariyoshi is now considered an elder statesman of the Democratic Party of Hawaii. Born in Honolulu, HI (1420)

Kimberly Jonelle Balmilero (1979 - ) Is an American actress. Born in Kaneohe, HI (1421)

Sasha Barrese (1981 - ) Sasha Barrese is an American actress known for her role in the film The Hangover. Born in Maui, HI (1422)

Tia Carrere (1967 - ) Singer and actress. She is most well-known for her role as Wayne's girlfriend in the "Wayne's World" movies. Born in Honolulu, HI (122)


Arizona memorial is a national monument located in Hawaii. It was a ship sunk during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. Many sailors died when the ship sunk, many are still entombed and now is a national monument. Popular attractions include visiting pineapple plantations and sugar cane plantations. Also there are luaus, jungle tours, scuba diving, fishing, fire dancing, surfing, swimming with dolphins, and much more!