Hawaii Quick Facts

Quick Facts About Hawaii

Information about the State of Hawaii that you might not know:

  • Nickname: “The Aloha State”
  • Capital: Honolulu
  • Governor: Neil Abercrombie
  • Lt. Governor: Brian Schatz
  • Senators: Daniel K. Inouye (D); Daniel K. Akaka (D)
  • Total Land Area: 6,423 square miles
  • Population: 1,295,178 (2009)
  • Organized as a Territory: 1900
  • Entered Union: August 21, 1959
  • State Motto: a mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono” (“The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness”)
  • State Flower: Yellow Hibiscus
  • State Song: “Hawaii Ponoi”
  • State Bird: Nene (Hawaiian goose)
  • State Tree: Kukui (candlenut)
  • State Mammal: Humpback whale
  • State Fish: Humuhumunukunukuapua’a