- U.S. State: Hawaii
- Abbreviation: HI
- Joined the USA: August 21st, 1959 (50th State)
- Located: Western United States
- Capital City: Honolulu, HI
- Most Populated City: Honolulu, HI
29 Hawaii Facts for Kids
- Hawaii is a state in the United States of America.
- Hawaii is in the western region of the United States.
- Hawaii became a U.S. state on Friday, August 21st, 1959.
- Hawaii was the 50th state to join the United States.
- The U.S. state of Hawaii covers 10,931 square miles.
- Hawaii is the 43rd largest state by area in the United States.
- In 2019, the population of Hawaii was estimated to be 1,416,000 residents by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- In 2019, Hawaii was the 40trh most populated state in the United States.
- A person who is from or lives in Hawaii is called a Hawaiian.
- The capital city of Hawaii is Honolulu.
- The four most populated cities in Hawaii are Honolulu, East Honolulu, Pearl City and Hilo.
- The largest city by population in Hawaii is Honolulu.
- The largest metropolitan area in Hawaii is the Island of Oʻahu.
- The U.S. state of Hawaii has 5 counties.
- The most populated county in Hawaii is Honolulu County with 974,563 residents (2019, U.S. Census Bureau).
- The largest county by area in Hawaii is Hawaii County with 4,028 square miles.
- The highest elevation point in Hawaii is the Mauna Kea volcano at 13,796 feet above sea level.
- The lowest elevation point in Hawaii is the coastline of the Pacific Ocean which is at sea level
- The average precipitation (rain and snow) in Hawaii is 50.33 inches.
- Hawaii is the 6th wettest state by precipitation (rain and snow) in the United States.
- The average temperature in the Hawaii is 72.9 °F.
- The coldest temperature ever recorded in Hawaii was 15 °F on January 5th, 1975.
- A few natural disasters that can affect earthquakes, flash floods, hurricanes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.
- Hawaii is in one time zone, Hawaiian Time Zone (T).
- The USPS abbreviation for Hawaii is HI.
- The nickname for the U.S. state of Hawaii is the “aloha state”.
- The official state flower of Hawaii is the hibiscus (yellow).
- The official state tree of Hawaii is the kukui (Aleurites moluccanus).
- The official state bird of Hawaii is the nene (Branta sandvicensis).
Pictures of Hawaii
A picture of the flag of the U.S. state of Hawaii.
A picture of Honolulu, HI the state capital of Hawaii.
A picture of the active volcano Mauna Loa in Hawaii.
Additional Resources on Hawaii
- About Hawaii – Learn more about the U.S. state of Hawaii on the My Hawaii website.
- History of Hawaii – Discover the history of Hawaii on the Smithsonian website.
- Facts About Hawaii – Find more facts and stats about Hawaii on the National Geographic Kids website.
- Hawaii – Britannica – Read the Britannica entry on Hawaii, USA.