Hawaii state profile -  fun facts about the state

Area - 10,931 square miles (28,311 square kilometers) POPULATION - ABOUT 1.5 MILLION

Capital and largest city - Honolulu Population of Honolulu - about 343,000

Hawaii became part of the United States on August 21, 1959. It was the last state to join the union.

Mauna Kea is the highest point in Hawaii. It is 4,207.3 meters (13,803 ft) high.

Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano.

Hawaii is the only state in the US with two official languages - Hawaiian and English.

Over 37 percent of Hawaiian population is of Asian ancestry.

Hawaii is about 2,300 miles from the mainland United States.

State symbols

State bird - Nene State tree - kukui/Candlenut State flower - Yellow hibiscus State fish - Reef triggerfish State mammal - Hawaiian Monk Seal