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Quick Facts: Hawaii

Capital City: Honolulu

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Nickname: Aloha State / Paradise of the Pacific
Motto: Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.)
Statehood: August 21, 1959 (50th)
Origin of State's Name: Possibly based on native Hawaiian word for homeland, "Owhyhee."
Largest Cities: Honolulu, Hilo, Kailua, Kaneohe, Pearl City
Border States: None
Land Area: 6,423 sq. mi.; 47th largest
State Bird: Nene (Hawaiian goose)
State Flower: Pua Aloalo (hibiscus brackenridgei)
State Tree: Kukui - Candlenut (aleurites moluccana)
State Song: Hawaii Ponoi - Hawaii's Own
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