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Offical Name Moku 'aina o Hawai'i, State of Hawaii
Nickname he Aloha State
Abbreviations HI, US-HI
Origin of Name Hawaiki or Owhyhee "Homeland" in Hawaiian language

Official Language Hawaiian, English
Admission to Union 21 August 1959
Time Zone Hawaii
Official Web Site www.hawaii.gov

Capital Honolulu
Largest City Honolulu
Population 1,211,537 (as of 2000 census)
Economy Agriculture: nursery stock and flowers, coffee, macadamia nuts, pineapple, livestock, and sugar cane

Industry: tourism

Area 10,391 square miles (29,311 km2)
Major Rivers Anahulu River, Wailuku River
Major Lakes Salt Lake
Highest Point Mauna Kea - 13,796 feet (4,205 meters)
Bordering States None
Bordering Country None
Bordering Body of Water Pacific Ocean

Flag Hawaii Flag
Motto "Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono " - The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness
Song Hawaii Ponoi
Animal Humpback Whale
Bird Nene - Hawaiian Goose
Fish Reef Triggerfish
Flower Yellow Hibiscus
Tree Kukui
Gem Black Coral
Soil Hilo

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