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Hawaii

Hawaii
US State
NicknameThe Aloha State
MottoUa 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 languagesEnglish, Hawaiian
DemonymHawaiian (see notes)
CapitalHonolulu
Largest citycapital
Area
Area Ranked43rd
Total10931 sq mi 28311 km2
Widthn/a mi n/a km
Length1522 mi 2450 km
% water41.2
Population
Pop. Rank40th
Total1,360,301 (2010 Census)
1,211,537 (2000)
Density188.6 /sq mi 72.83 /km2
Median income$63,746 (5th)
Elevation
Highest pointMauna Kea
13803 ft 4207.3 m
Mean3030 ft 920 m
Lowest pointPacific Ocean
0 ft 0 m
Other information
Admission to UnionAugust 21, 1959 (50th)
GovernorNeil Abercrombie
Lieutenant GovernorBrian Schatz
LegislatureState Legislature
Upper houseSenate
Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. SenatorsDaniel Inouye (D)
Daniel Akaka (D)
U.S. House delegation1: Colleen Hanabusa (D)
2: Mazie Hirono (D)
Timezone
Time zoneHawaii-Aleutian time zone: UTC-10
(no daylight saving time)

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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.

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Take a scenic Hawaii drive - The Seattle Times Tweet this news
The Seattle Times--If you're going to -Hawaii-, take a scenic drive for a few hours or a day-trip. Here are some of my favorites: • Kauai: Hanalei to Ke'e... By Gary Warner No comments have been posted to this article. If you're going to - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 02:10:58 GMT+00:00
Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL HomePaper or plastic? How about neither? - Hawaii News Now Tweet this news
Hawaii News Now---Hawaii- would become the first state to have such a law, if it passes. "It creates a situation where we're trying to move people away from the single use, the disposable bags," said Robert Harris, director of the - - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 02:46:51 GMT+00:00
Hawaii swept at UCI to end volleyball season - Honolulu Star-Advertiser Tweet this news
Honolulu Star-Advertiser--6 -Hawaii- fell to UC Irvine 28-26, 30-28, 26-21 today in Irvine, Calif., in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's volleyball tournament quarterfinal. The Warriors end the season at 15-13, losing to the Anteaters (19-11 - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 04:28:31 GMT+00:00
Hawaii Avenges Baseball Loss to Valparaiso - Maui Now Tweet this news
Maui Now--This non-conference series was supposed to provide -Hawaii- an opportunity to tune up for its biggest challenge of the season. Instead, the Rainbows have bumbled their way through the opening two games against a mid-major team that rolled ... - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 22:57:50 GMT+00:00
Mitsubishi to launch electric vehicles in Hawaii - REVE Tweet this news
REVE--Mitsubishi will debut a new electric car with lithium ion batteries in -Hawaii-. -Hawaii- was one of four states chosen by Mitsubishi for the North American launch of its new electric car in November. The Japanese automaker announced it has chosen - - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 10:03:00 GMT+00:00
UCI shuts down Hawaii - Daily Pilot Tweet this news
Daily Pilot--Anteaters dispatch -Hawaii- in three games to set up MPSF semifinal clash at USC Thursday. UC Irvine's Will Thomas (10) jumps on top of his teammates in celebration after the Anteaters won the first set en route to sweeping -Hawaii- duri - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 06:27:21 GMT+00:00
College roundup: Boise State softball team beats Hawaii for first time - IdahoStatesman.com Tweet this news
IdahoStatesman.com--Boise State (28-15, 11-3 WAC) defeated -Hawaii- again late Saturday night. Devon Bridges and Christina Capobianco hit home runs in the 7-4 victory. Æ At the ISU Springfest Collegiate Shootout in Pocatello, the BSU women earned victori - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 06:26:50 GMT+00:00
UH baseball: Valparaiso takes series with 7-2 victory - Honolulu Star-Advertiser Tweet this news
Honolulu Star-Advertiser--By Star-Advertiser staff Valparaiso's Damon McCormick struck out 10 in eight innings and Robbie Robinson delivered a two-run triple in the first inning of a 7-2 victory over -Hawaii- on Saturday night to take two of three in - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 07:54:55 GMT+00:00
Dixie State campus briefs - Deseret News Tweet this news
Deseret News--SOFTBALL: At Kaneohe, -Hawaii-, the Red Storm maintained first place in the PacWest Conference race with a split winning 3-1 and dropping the second game 7-5 over -Hawaii- Pacific University. In game one the Red Storm (32-11, 22-4 PWC) offen - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 07:08:49 GMT+00:00
Hawaii Tax Department reports tax collections are off 5.5 percent so far this ... - Greenfield Daily Reporter Tweet this news
Greenfield Daily Reporter--AP The estimates show collections are falling short of the latest prediction of the Council on Revenues, which predicted that revenue would decline 1.6 percent for the fiscal year that ends in June. The state is facing a project - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 18:02:54 GMT+00:00

Preceded by
Alaska
List of U.S. states by date of statehood
Admitted on August 21, 1959 (50th)

Monthly normal low and high temperatures for various Hawaiian cities
Climate :
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Hilo 64 °F / 17.8 °C 64 °F / 17.8 °C 65 °F / 18.3 °C 66 °F / 18.9 °C 67 °F / 19.4 °C 68 °F / 20.0 °C 69 °F / 20.6 °C 69 °F / 20.6 °C 69 °F / 20.6 °C 68 °F / 20.0 °C 67 °F / 19.4 °C 65 °F / 18.3 °C
79 °F / 26.1 °C 79 °F / 26.1 °C 79 °F / 26.1 °C 79 °F / 26.1 °C 81 °F / 27.2 °C 82 °F / 27.8 °C 82 °F / 27.8 °C 83 °F / 28.3 °C 83 °F / 28.3 °C 83 °F / 28.3 °C 81 °F / 27.2 °C 80 °F / 26.7 °C
Honolulu 66 °F / 18.9 °C 65 °F / 18.3 °C 67 °F / 19.4 °C 68 °F / 20.0 °C 70 °F / 21.1 °C 72 °F / 22.2 °C 74 °F / 23.3 °C 75 °F / 23.9 °C 74 °F / 23.3 °C 73 °F / 22.8 °C 71 °F / 21.7 °C 68 °F / 20.0 °C
80 °F / 26.7 °C 81 °F / 27.2 °C 82 °F / 27.8 °C 83 °F / 28.3 °C 85 °F / 29.4 °C 87 °F / 30.6 °C 88 °F / 31.1 °C 89 °F / 31.7 °C 89 °F / 31.7 °C 87 °F / 30.6 °C 84 °F / 28.9 °C 82 °F / 27.8 °C
Kahului 63 °F / 17.2 °C 63 °F / 17.2 °C 65 °F / 18.3 °C 66 °F / 18.9 °C 67 °F / 19.4 °C 69 °F / 20.6 °C 71 °F / 21.7 °C 71 °F / 21.7 °C 70 °F / 21.1 °C 69 °F / 20.6 °C 68 °F / 20.0 °C 65 °F / 18.3 °C
80 °F / 26.7 °C 81 °F / 27.2 °C 82 °F / 27.8 °C 82 °F / 27.8 °C 84 °F / 28.9 °C 86 °F / 30.0 °C 87 °F / 30.6 °C 88 °F / 31.1 °C 88 °F / 31.1 °C 87 °F / 30.6 °C 84 °F / 28.9 °C 82 °F / 27.8 °C
Lihu e 65 °F / 18.3 °C 66 °F / 18.9 °C 67 °F / 19.4 °C 69 °F / 20.6 °C 70 °F / 21.1 °C 73 °F / 22.8 °C 74 °F / 23.3 °C 74 °F / 23.3 °C 74 °F / 23.3 °C 73 °F / 22.8 °C 71 °F / 21.7 °C 68 °F / 20.0 °C
78 °F / 25.6 °C 78 °F / 26.6 °C 78 °F / 26.6 °C 79 °F / 26.1 °C 81 °F / 27.2 °C 83 °F / 28.3 °C 84 °F / 28.9 °C 85 °F / 29.4 °C 85 °F / 29.4 °C 84 °F / 28.9 °C 81 °F / 27.2 °C 79 °F / 26.1 °C

Population of Hawaii
Ancestry groups : 1887 Constitution
Ancestry Percentage Main article:
Filipino 13.6% See Filipino American
Japanese 12.6% See Japanese American
Polynesian 9.0% See Native Hawaiians
German 7.4% See German American
Irish 5.2% See Irish American
English 4.6% See English American
Portuguese 4.3% See Portuguese American
Chinese 4.1% See Chinese American
Korean 3.1% See Korean American
Mexican 2.9% See Mexican American
Puerto Rican 2.8% See Puerto Rican
Italian 2.7% See Italian American
African 2.4% See African American
French 1.7% See French American
Scottish 1.2% See Scottish American

Presidential elections results
National politics : Spelling of state name
Year Republican Democratic
2008 26.58% 120,446 71.85% 325,588
2004 45.26% 194,191 54.01% 231,708
2000 37.46% 137,845 55.79% 205,286
1996 31.64% 113,943 56.93% 205,012
1992 36.70% 136,822 48.09% 179,310
1988 44.75% 158,625 54.27% 192,364
1984 55.10% 185,050 43.82% 147,154
1980 42.90% 130,112 44.80% 135,879
1976 48.06% 140,003 50.59% 147,375
1972 62.48% 168,865 37.52% 101,409
1968 38.70% 91,425 59.83% 141,324
1964 21.24% 44,022 78.76% 163,249
1960 49.97% 92,295 50.03% 92,410

History of Hawaii

Ancient Hawaii * Kingdom of Hawaii * Provisional Cession of Hawaii * Kingdom of Hawaii * Provisional Government of Hawaii * Republic of Hawaii * Territory of Hawaii * State of Hawaii

Polynesia

Polynesian triangleAustral Islands * Cook Islands * Easter Island * Gambier Islands * Hawaiian Islands * Marquesas * New Zealand * Pitcairn Islands * Sala y Gómez * Samoan Islands * Society Islands * Tokelau * Tonga * Tuamotus * Tuvalu * Wallis and Futuna Islands
Polynesian outliers and
peripheral cultures
Anuta * Emae * Futuna * Kapingamarangi * Loyalty Islands * Mele * Nuguria * Nukumanu * Nukuoro * Ontong Java * Ouvéa * Pileni * Rennell * Rotuma * Sikaiana * Takuu * Tikopia

Countries and territories of Oceania

Sovereign states
Australia * Fiji * Indonesiaup|1 * Kiribati * Federated States of Micronesia * Marshall Islands * Nauru * New Zealand * Palau * Papua New Guinea * Samoa * Solomon Islands * Tonga * Tuvalu * Vanuatu
Dependencies and
other territories
AustraliaChristmas Island * Cocos (Keeling) Islands * Norfolk Island
FranceFrench Polynesia * New Caledonia * Wallis and Futuna
New ZealandCook Islands * Niue * Tokelau
United KingdomPitcairn Islands
United StatesAmerican Samoa * Guam * Hawaii * Northern Mariana Islands * U.S. Minor Islands
ChileEaster Island
FijiRotuma

Austronesian-speaking countries and territories

FormosanTaiwan
Malayo-PolynesianAmerican Samoa * Brunei * Burma (Myanmar) * Cambodia * Christmas Island * Cocos (Keeling) Islands * Cook Islands * Easter Island * East Timor * Fiji * French Polynesia * Guam * Hainan * Indonesia * Kiribati * Madagascar * Malaysia * Marshall Islands * FS Micronesia * Nauru * New Caledonia * New Zealand * Niue * Northern Mariana Islands * Orchid Island * Palau * Papua New Guinea * Philippines * Samoa * Singapore * Solomon Islands * Sri Lanka * Suriname * Tokelau * Tonga * Tuvalu * United States (Hawaii) * Vanuatu * Vietnam * Wallis and Futuna



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