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


The Hawaiian Islands:

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


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


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


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


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


Hawaii, the 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


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


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)

Did you know... the Hawaiian Islands boasts seven National Parks? In 2013, visitors to the parks totaled almost 5 million.

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