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Capital - Honolulu
Nickname: Aloha State.
Motto: Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono (The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness).
Population: (2010 census) 1,360,301 -- rank, 41st state. Urban, 86.5%; rural, 13.5%. Persons per square mile, 171.2 (persons per square kilometer, 66.1)-- rank, 15th state. (Islands--Oahu, 836,207; Hawaii, 120,317; Maui, 91,361; Kauai, 50,947; Molokai, 6,717; Lanai, 2,426; Niihau, 230; Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, 24; Kahoolawe, none.)
Land: Area, 6,471 square miles (16,760 square kilometers), including 46 square miles (119 square kilometers) of water surface (47th state in size).
Elevation: Highest, Mauna Kea, Hawaii, 13,796 feet (4,205 meters); lowest, sea level; average, 1,990 feet (607 meters).
Geographic Center: West off the island of Maui.
Official: Bird: Nene (Hawaiian goose); Flower: Pua aloalo (yellow hibiscus);
Tree: Kukui (candlenut tree).
Climate: Hawaii’s climate is typical for a tropical area. Temperatures and humidity tend to be a little less extreme due to thet trade winds from the east. Summer highs are usually in the upper 80s °F, and during the day and mid 70s °F at night.
Hawaii is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands. There are 8 major islands and 124 minor islands that make up the state of Hawaii. The state of Hawaii was formed by volcanic eruptions. Mauna Loa which is on the large island of Hawaii is the world's largest active volcano. Mauna Loa is 13,675 feet high. Kilauea which is on the eastern slope of Mauna Loa is the world's largest active volcanic crater. The most mountainous islands in the state are Maui, Kauai, Molokai and the largest island Hawaii.
Hawaii is the most recent of our 50 U.S. states. Hawaii joined the Union of States on August 21, 1959. Hawaii has two national parks, Haleakala National Park near Kula, on Maui, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in the southeast region of the island of Hawaii. The Hawaiian islands were formed from volcanic activity and lava flows still happen to this very day.
The state of Hawaii has two official languages recognized in its 1978 constitution - English and Hawaiian. The economy of Hawaii has changed over time with a series of dominant industries like sandalwood, whaling, sugarcane, pineapple, military, and tourism.
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