Hawaii History, Geography, Population, State Facts

Hawaii, The Aloha State

History, Geography, Population, State Facts, National Real Estate

Great Seal of the State of Hawaii

Adopted in 1959.

The regal crown was replaced by the sun and the year 1959, which was when Hawaii officially became a state. The star in the center of the shield replaced canoe paddles crossed against a sail. The seal was originally designed by Viggo Jacobsen for the then-Republic of Hawaii in 1895. The seal is a modified version of the royal coat of arms of the Hawaiian kingdom. Where the royal seal had two warriors, the state seal has King Kamehameha the Great on one side and the Goddess of Liberty on the other holding the Hawaiian flag.


First settled by Polynesians sailing from other Pacific islands between A.D. 300 and 600, Hawaii was visited in 1778 by British captain James Cook, who called the group the Sandwich Islands.

Hawaii was a native kingdom throughout most of the 19th century, when the expansion of the sugar industry (pineapple came after 1898) meant increasing U.S. business and political involvement. In 1893, Queen Liliuokalani was deposed, and a year later the Republic of Hawaii was established with Sanford B. Dole as president. Following annexation (1898), Hawaii became a U.S. territory in 1900.

Capital City: Honolulu

Capitol Tour

Official: State of Hawaii Official Web Site

Admission to Statehood: Click for Date & List

Airports: Airports Map | Airport Links

Area: 10932 sq.mi, 43rd   Land 6423 sq. mi., 47th   Water 4508 sq.mi., 13th   Coastline 750 mi., 4th   Shoreline 1,052 mi., 17th

Area Codes: Hawaii

Biographies: Famous People from Hawaii/a>

Bird: The Hawaiian state bird 

Cam World: Live Web Cams

Climate: Hawaii

Community Pages: Hawaii Cities, Towns, Communities List

Constitution: 50th State

County Profile: County Map   5 Counties

Courts: Judicial System

Current Events: Hawaii News Headlines

Department of: Education | Licensure | Hawaii Pacific University - HPU's Web site..| University of Hawaii System - The University of Hawai'i System includes 10 campuses and dozens of educational, training and research centers across the Hawaiian Islands

Driving: DMV

Economy: Agriculture: Sugarcane, pineapples, nursery stock, livestock, macadamia nuts.   Industry: Tourism, food processing, apparel, fabricated metal products, stone, clay, and glass products.

Flag: Hawaii (HI)

Flower: Hibiscus or Pua Aloalo   Hibiscus brackenridgei

Cyndi's List   Historical Societies

Geographic Center: Hawaii, off Maui Island

Geology Maps: Hawaii

Ghost Towns: Ghost Towns

Governor: Office of Governor

Highest Point: Mauna Kea; 13,796 feet, 6th

Highways: Hawaii Highways

History: History Timeline 

Lowest Point: Pacific coast; Sea level, 3rd

History: Outrigger.com  

Hotels, Motels & Inns:

Hotels, Motels & Inns:

Kids Corner: State of Hawaii Kids Site

Library: Hawaii 

License Plates: Hawaii

Lighthouses:  Barber's Point | Diamond Head | Kilauea Point | Makapuu Point | Molokai (Kalaupapa) | Nawiliwili Harbor | Nawiliwili Jetty | New Ka'ena Passing | Old Ka'ena Passing

Lottery: None


Motto: Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness

Museums: The Virtual Library

Name: Hawaii name could be based on native Hawaiian word for homeland, "Owhyhee".

Natives: HAWAI`I The Native Hawaiian people.

Population: Quick facts   1,211,537; 42nd, 12/00

Real Estate: Every Hawaii City, Town & Community

Representatives: Hawaii House: Members  Hawaii Senate: Members  US House:   110th Congress  US Senate:   110th Congress

Road Side America: Hawaii

School Directory: Hawaii

Soil: Hawaii - Hilo

Song: Hawaii  • 

Sports: Hawaii Teams

State Parks: Hawaii

Symbols: Hawaii State Government

Tourism: www.gohawaii.com

Travel: Hawaii Travel

Tree: Kukui - Candlenut   Aleurites moluccana

Veteran Affairs: Hawaii OVS

Visitor Guides: Hawaii - The Official Tourism Website for Hawaii.| Maui Visitors Bureau - A guide to the magical islands of Maui, Moloka'i and Lana'i.
Maui Nui - Hawaiian Culture Online.

Weather: Honolulu, Honolulu International Airport  

White Pages: AnyWho.com  - Over 90 million people listings, businesses, emails, & reverse telephone listings.

Yellow Pages: Yellow Pages.com