Hawaii State
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Hawaii State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Hawaii as the 50th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Hawaii.

State Name:
Hawaii

Abbreviation:
HI

Capital:
Honolulu

Date of Statehood:
August 21, 1959

Population:
1,275,194 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
The temperature is mild and Hawaii's soil is fertile for tropical fruits and vegetables. Cane sugar, pineapple, and flowers and nursery products are the chief products. Hawaii also grows coffee, bananas, and nuts.

Primary Industry:
The tourist business is Hawaii's largest source of outside income.

Nickname:
The Aloha State

Motto:
Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka aina I Ka Pono (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.)

Flower:
Hawaiian Hibiscus (Legislation of 1988)
Picture of the Hawaiian Hibiscus, the official state flower of Hawaii.

Tree:
Kukui or Candlenut (Legislation of 1959)

Bird:
Nene or Hawaiian Goose (Legislation of 1957)
Picture of the Nene+or+Hawaiian+Goose, the official state bird of Hawaii.
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Fish:
Humuhumunukunukuapua a or Hawaiian Trigger Fish (Legislation of 1985)

Insect:
None (Legislation Pending)

Gemstone:
Black Coral (Legislation of 1987)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Hawaii.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Hawaii.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Hawaii.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Hawaii state.
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