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Hawaii Fact Sheet

Population: 1,285,498

 

Capital City: Honolulu, Oahu

 

Major Airport: Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu is Hawaii’s major airport, serving as the entry point for most of Hawaii’s visitors.

 

Climate: Average daytime temperature: 75˚- 85˚ F. Temperatures at night are approximately 10˚ F lower. It is generally drier on the western (leeward) side of the islands, wetter on the eastern (windward) sides.

 

Time Zone: Hawaii Standard Time (GMT-10 hours), 5 hours behind the US East Coast, 6 hours behind during Daylight Saving Time (Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time, March through November).

 

Languages: English, Hawaiian

 

Currency: U.S. Dollar.

 

Area code: The area code for all of Hawaii is (808).

 

Nickname: The Aloha State

 

Statehood: 1959, the 50th state of the United States

 

Islands of Hawaii:

Kauai
Population: 63,004
Area: 552 sq. miles
Known for: Napali Coast, Wailua River, Waimea Canyon, Hanalei Bay, Poipu Beach

 

Oahu
Population: 909,863
Area: 597 sq. miles
Known for: Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, North Shore, Mt. Leahi (Diamond Head), Iolani Palace

 

Molokai
Population: 8,100
Area: 260 sq. miles
Known for: Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Kaunakakai, Papohaku Beach, Saint Damien

 

Lanai
Population: 3,200
Area: 140 sq. miles
Known for: Hulopoe Bay, Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock), Lanai City, Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods), Munro Trail

 

Maui
Population: 143,574
Area: 729 sq. miles
Known for: Haleakala National Park, Lahaina, Upcountry Maui, Hana

 

Hawaii’s Big Island
Population: 171,191
Area:  4,028 sq. miles
Known for: Kilauea (one of the world’s most active volcanoes), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Maunakea, Kailua-Kona, Hilo

 

Niihau
Population: 160 (privately owned, limited public access)
Area: 69 sq. miles

 

Kahoolawe
Population: Uninhabited (permission required to visit)
Area: 45 sq. miles

 

State Flower: Yellow Hibiscus

 

State Tree: Kukui (candlenut tree)

 

State Bird: Nene (Hawaiian goose)

 

State Fish: Humuhumunukunukuapuaa (reef triggerfish)