The Aloha State

The Aloha State

Hawaii, the 50th state, lies in the center of the Pacific Ocean between Asia and the continental United States. Its geography, history, and people make the state an ideal link between the East and West.

Our Islands

Hawaii’s islands stretch across 10,932 square miles, with a land mass of 6,423 square miles.  The beauty of the state—its mountains, oceans, and beaches; perfect tropical weather cooled by tradewinds; and its unique host culture have lured millions of visitors from all over the world. Isolated by miles of ocean on all sides, many indigenous plants and animals exist only in Hawaii. There are more endangered species per square mile on these islands than any other place on the planet.

Our People

Hawaii is home for close to 1.4 million people. Native Hawaiians, who sailed to the islands from Tahiti between the 3rd and 7th centuries AD, are the indigenous people of Hawaii. The Hawaiian archipelago became known to the western world when British Captain James Cook and his crew first sighted the islands in 1778. American and European whalers, merchants, and missionaries arrived. With the growth of the sugar industry, laborers for the cane fields were imported from Portugal, Puerto Rico, China, Japan and Okinawa, Korea, and the Philippines. Many of them stayed, creating the multicultural society of today’s Hawaii.

Elected Officials

U.S. Senators

  1. Photo of Senator Mazie Hirono
    Mazie Hirono
    DC Office
    330 Hart Building
    WashingtonDC 20510
  2. Photo of Senator Brian Schatz
    Brian Schatz
    DC Office
    722 Hart Building
    WashingtonDC 20510

U.S. House of Representatives

  1. Photo of Representative Tulsi Gabbard
    Tulsi Gabbard
    District 2
    502 Cannon HOB
    WashingtonDC 20515

State Officials

  1. Photo of David Ige
    David Ige
    Office of the Gov.
    Exec. Chambers
    State Capitol
    HonoluluHI 96813
  2. Photo of Shan S. Tsutsui
    Shan S. Tsutsui
    Office of the Lt. Governor
    State Capitol
    HonoluluHI 96813

State Flag:

Hawaii State Flag

State Seal:

State seal

Nickname:

The Aloha State

Capital:

Honolulu

Population:

1.392 million

Web Site:

www.hawaii.gov

State Tree:

Kukui

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State Flower:

Yellow Hibiscus

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State Bird:

Nene (Hawaiian Goose)

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