|Nickname||The Aloha State|
|Motto||Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Āina i ka Pono|
(“The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness”)
Anthem: Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī
(“Hawaii’s Own True Sons”)
|Official languages||English, Hawaiian|
|Demonym||Hawaiian (see notes)|
| Total||10931 sq mi 28311 km2|
| Width||n/a mi n/a km|
| Length||1522 mi 2450 km|
| % water||41.2|
|Total||1,360,301 (2010 Census) |
|Density||188.6 /sq mi 72.83 /km2|
|Median income||$63,746 (5th)|
|Highest point||Mauna Kea|
13803 ft 4207.3 m
|Mean||3030 ft 920 m|
|Lowest point||Pacific Ocean|
0 ft 0 m
|Admission to Union||August 21, 1959 (50th)|
|Lieutenant Governor||Brian Schatz|
|Lower house||House of Representatives|
|U.S. Senators||Daniel Inouye (D)|
Daniel Akaka (D)
|U.S. House delegation||1: Colleen Hanabusa (D)|
2: Mazie Hirono (D)
|Time zone||Hawaii-Aleutian time zone: UTC-10|
(no daylight saving time)
Hawaii (c-enaudio=en-us-Hawaii is the newest of the 50 US states (August 21, 1959), and is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean, southwest of the continental United States, southeast of Japan, and northeast of Australia. Hawaii’s natural and diverse scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches and oceanic surrounding, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike. Due to its mid-Pacific location, Hawaii has many North American and Asian influences along with its own vibrant native culture. Hawaii has over a million permanent residents along with many visitors and U.S. military personnel. Its capital is Honolulu on the island of O ahu.
The state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian Island chain, which comprises hundreds of islands spread over 1500 mi (7920000 ft). At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight "main islands" are (from the northwest to southeast) Ni ihau, Kaua i, O ahu, Moloka i, Lāna i, Kaho olawe, Maui, and Hawai i. The last is by far the largest and is often called "The Big Island" to avoid confusion with the state as a whole. The archipelago is physiographically and ethnologically part of the Polynesian subregion of Oceania.
Hawaii's coastline is approximately 750 mi (1207 km) long, which is fourth in the United States after Alaska, Florida, and California.
In standard American English, Hawaii is generally pronounced c-enhəˈwaɪ.iː. In the Hawaiian language, it is generally pronounced -hawhɐˈwɐiʔi or -hawhɐˈvɐiʔi.
Hawaii is one of two states that do not observe daylight saving time, the other being Arizona.