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
Capital of Hawaii State: Honolulu
Date of Statehood: August 21, 1959
Hawaii State 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.
Hawaii State Nickname: The Aloha State
Hawaii State Motto: Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka aina I Ka Pono (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.)
Hawaii State Flower:
Hawaiian Hibiscus (Hibiscus brackenridgei)(Legislation of 1988)
Hawaii State Tree: Kukui or Candlenut (Legislation of 1959)
Hawaii State Bird:
Nene or Hawaiian Goose (Branta sandvicensis)(Legislation of 1957)
Hawaii State Fish: Humuhumunukunukuapua a or Hawaiian Trigger Fish (Legislation of 1985)
Hawaii State Insect: None (Legislation Pending)
Hawaii State Gemstone: Black Coral (Legislation of 1987)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Hawaii State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
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Hawaii State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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