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This airticle is aboot the U.S. state o Hawaii. For the island for which it is named, see Hawaii (island).

Coordinates: 21°18′41″N 157°47′47″W / 21.31139°N 157.79639°W / 21.31139; -157.79639

State of Hawaii
Mokuʻāina o Hawaiʻi  (Hawaiian)
Banner o Hawaii State seal o Hawaii
Banner Seal
Nickname(s): The Aloha State (offeecial), Paradise o the Paceefic,[1] The Islands o Aloha
Motto(s): Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono
("The Life o the Laund is Perpetuatit in Richteousness")[2]
State sang(s): "Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī
(Hawaiʻi's Ain True Sons)[3]
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Hawaii heichlichtit
Offeecial leid Inglis, Hawaiian
Demonym Hawaiian[lower-alpha 1]
Caipital Honolulu
Lairgest ceety capital
Lairgest metro Oahu metropolitan aurie
Aurie Ranked 43rd
 • Tot 10,931 sq mi
(28,311 km2)
 • Width n/a miles (n/a km)
 • Lenth 1,522 miles (2,450 km)
 • % watter 41.2
 • Latitude 18° 55′ N tae 28° 27′ N
 • Longitude 154° 48′ W tae 178° 22′ W
Population Ranked 40t
 • Tot 1,431,603 (2015 est)[4]
 • Density 214/sq mi  (82.6/km2)
Ranked 13t
 • Median hoosehauld income $64,514[5] (12th)
 • Heichest pynt Mauna Kea[6][7][8][9]
13,796 ft (4205.0 m)
 • Mean 3,030 ft  (920 m)
 • Lawest pynt Paceefic Ocean[7]
sea level
Afore statehuid Territory o Hawaii
Admission to Union August 21, 1959 (50t)
Govrenor David Ige (D)
Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui (D)
Legislatur State Legislature
 • Upper hoose Senate
 • Lawer hoose Hoose o Representatives
U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D)
Mazie Hirono (D)
U.S. Hoose delegation 1: Colleen Hanabusa (D)
2: Tulsi Gabbard (D) (leet)
Time zone Hawaii: UTC −10
(na DST)
ISO 3166 US-HI
Abbreviations HI,

Hawaii is the airchipelago o the Hawaiian Islands in the Paceefic Ocean. Acceptit on 21 August, 1959, Hawaii constitutes the 50t state o the Unitit States. As o the 2010 U.S. Census it haes 1.4 million indwallers. Honolulu is the lairgest ceety an the state caipital. It was an independent kinrick frae 1819 tae 1893.


  1. Local uisage generally reserves Hawaiian as an ethnonym referrin tae Native Hawaiians. Hawaii resident is the preferred local form tae refer tae state residents in general regairdless o ethnicity. Hawaii mey an aa be uised adjectivally. The Associated Press Stylebook, 42nt ed. (2007), an aa prescribes this uisage (p. 112).


  1. Brodie, Carolyn S; Goodrich, Debra; Montgomery, Paula Kay (1996). [Hawaii at Google Books The Bookmark Book] Check |url= value (help). Englewood, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited. ISBN 9781563083006. OCLC 34164045. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  2. Hawaii State Legislature. "Haw. Rev. Stat. § 5–9 (State motto)". Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  3. Hawaii State Legislature. "Haw. Rev. Stat. § 5–10 (State song)". Retrieved December 9, 2013. [deid airtin]
  4. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" (CSV). U.S. Census Bureau. December 26, 2015. Retrieved December 26, 2015. 
  5. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  6. "Summit USGS 1977". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived frae the oreeginal on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  8. Elevation adjuistit tae North American Vertical Datum o 1988.
  9. The summit o Mauna Kea is the heichest pynt in Oceania. Mauna Kea is an aa the tawest moontain on Yird when measured frae base tae summit. The shield volcano sits on the fluir o the Paceefic Ocean at a depth o 5,998 meters (19,678 ft) for a tot hicht o 10,205.3 meters (33,482 ft)