Hawaii Real Estate

Anthem: Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī
("Hawaii’s Own True Sons")

Map of the United States with Hawaii highlighted
Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Demonym Hawaiian (see notes) Capital
(and largest city) Honolulu Largest metro area Oahu metropolitan area Area  Ranked 43rd in the U.S.  - Total 10,931 sq mi
(28,311 km2)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41.2  - Latitude 18° 55′ N to 28° 27′ N  - Longitude 154° 48′ W to 178° 22′ W Population  Ranked 40th in the U.S.  - Total 1,392,313 (2012 est)  - Density 214/sq mi  (82.6/km2)
Ranked 13th in the U.S.  - Median household income  $63,746 (5th) Elevation    - Highest point Mauna Kea
13,796 ft (4205.0 m)  - Mean 3,030 ft  (920 m)  - Lowest point Pacific Ocean
sea level Before statehood Territory of Hawaii Admission to Union  August 21, 1959 (50th) Governor Neil Abercrombie (D) Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui (D) Legislature State Legislature  - Upper house Senate  - Lower house House of Representatives U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D)
Mazie Hirono (D) U.S. House delegation 1: Colleen Hanabusa (D)
2: Tulsi Gabbard (D) (list) Time zone Hawaii: UTC−10
(no DST) Abbreviations HI US-HI Website www.hawaii.gov
Hawaii State symbols
Animate insignia
Bird(s) Hawaiian Goose
Fish Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa
Flower(s) Hawaiian hibiscus
Mammal(s) Humpback whale
Reptile Gold dust day gecko
Tree Kukui nut tree

Inanimate insignia
Food Coconut muffin
Gemstone Black coral
Slogan(s) The Islands of Aloha
Soil Hilo
Song(s) Hawaiʻi Ponoʻi
Sport Surfing, Outrigger canoeing
Tartan Hawaii State Tartan

Route marker(s)
Hawaii Route Marker

State Quarter
Quarter of Hawaii
Released in 2008

Lists of United States state insignia

Hawaii (Listeni/həˈw./ or /həˈwʔ/; Hawaiian: Hawaiʻi Hawaiian pronunciation: [hɐˈvɐiʔi]) is the most recent of the 50 U.S. states (joined the Union on 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.

Hawaii’s diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, 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 Oʻahu.

The state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian Island chain, which comprises hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles (2,400 km). At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight "main islands" are (from the northwest to southeast) Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui and the island of Hawaiʻi. The last is 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 is the 8th-least extensive, the 11th-least populous, but the 13th-most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. Hawaii's ocean coastline is approximately 750 miles (1,210 km) long, which is fourth in the United States after those of Alaska, Florida and California.

Hawaii is one of two states that do not observe daylight saving time, the other being Arizona. It is also one of two states that are not in the Contiguous United States; the other is Alaska. Hawaii is the only state with an Asian plurality.

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