Outline of Hawaii

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the U.S. state of Hawaii:

Hawaii is the newest state among the 50 states of the United States of America. It is also the southernmost state, the only tropical state, and the only state that was previously an independent monarchy. The state comprises the Hawaiian Islands (with the exception of Midway) in the North Pacific Ocean and is the only U.S. state that is not primarily located on the continent of North America.

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The location of the state of Hawaiʻi in relation to the rest of the United States of America

General reference

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An enlargeable map of the state of Hawaiʻi

Geography of Hawaii

Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii
Aerial view of Hawaii Kai and Koko Head
Aerial view of Magic Island, a manmade peninsula
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Puʻu ʻŌʻō at dusk, June 1983

Geography of Hawaii – Unlike the other states of the Union, Hawaii is a group of islands, located in the Pacific Ocean.

Environment of Hawaii

Environment of Hawaii

Geographic features of Hawaii

Natural Area Reserves of Hawaii

Administrative divisions of Hawaii

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An enlargeable map of the five counties of the state of Hawaiʻi

Demography of Hawaii

Demographics of Hawaii – Hawaii has a de facto population of over 1.4 million, due to large military and tourist populations.

Government and politics of Hawaii

Hawaii state capitol from the south-east
The Hawaii State Capitol from the southeast

Government and politics of Hawaii

Branches of the government of Hawaii

Government of Hawaii

Executive branch of the government of Hawaii

Legislative branch of the government of Hawaii

Aliʻiōlani Hale at midday
Aliʻiōlani Hale, the building where the Hawaii Supreme Court meets

Judicial branch of the government of Hawaii

Law and order in Hawaii

Military in Hawaii

History of Hawaii

History of Hawaii

History of Hawaii, by period

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Kalākaua, the last king of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi
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Haleakalā National Park, view at 9,740 feet (2,970 m)

History of Hawaii, by region

History of Hawaii, by subject

Culture of Hawaii

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Aloha shirt and fragrant lei of fresh pikake (Arabian jasmine)
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Hawaiian hibiscus (Hibiscus brackenridgei), the official state flower of Hawaii
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Hula kahiko performance in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Culture of Hawaii – the aboriginal culture of Hawaii is Polynesian. Hawaii represents the northernmost extension of the vast Polynesian triangle of the south and central Pacific Ocean. While traditional Hawaiian culture remains only as vestiges in modern Hawaiian society, there are reenactments of the ceremonies and traditions throughout the islands.

The Arts in Hawaii

Religion in Hawaii

Religion in Hawaii

Economy and infrastructure of Hawaii

Waikiki view from Diamond Head
Honolulu viewed from Diamond Head
Allerton Garden, Kauai, Hawaii - view into valley
Allerton Garden, view from above

Economy of Hawaii

Education in Hawaii

Education in Hawaii

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Introduction to Hawaii, 50 States.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-27. Retrieved 2013-05-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts Hawaii". Archived from the original on 2011-10-28.

External links

Wikimedia Atlas of Hawaii


Hawaii ( (listen) hə-WY-ee; Hawaiian: Hawaiʻi [həˈvɐjʔi]) is a state of the United States of America. It is the only state located in the Pacific Ocean and the only state composed entirely of islands.

The state encompasses nearly the entire Hawaiian archipelago, 137 islands spread over 1,500 miles (2,400 km). The volcanic archipelago is physiographically and ethnologically part of the Polynesian subregion of Oceania. At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight main islands are, in order from northwest to southeast: Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui, and Hawaiʻi. The last is the largest island in the group; it is often called the "Big Island" or "Hawaiʻi Island" to avoid confusion with the state or archipelago.

Hawaii is the 8th smallest geographically and the 11th least populous, but the 13th most densely populated of the 50 states. It is the only state with an Asian American plurality. Hawaii has over 1.4 million permanent residents, along with many visitors and U.S. military personnel. The state capital and largest city is Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu. The state's ocean coastline is about 750 miles (1,210 km) long, the fourth longest in the U.S., after the coastlines of Alaska, Florida, and California. Hawaii is the most recent state to join the union, on August 21, 1959. It was an independent nation until 1898.

Hawaii's diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists. Because of its central location in the Pacific and 19th-century labor migration, Hawaii's culture is strongly influenced by North American and East Asian cultures, in addition to its indigenous Hawaiian culture.

Hawaii statistical areas

The statistical areas of the United States of America comprise the metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), the micropolitan statistical areas (μSAs), and the combined statistical areas (CSAs) currently defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Most recently on December 1, 2009, the Office of Management and Budget defined 1067 statistical areas for the United States, including one metropolitan statistical area and three micropolitan statistical areas in the State of Hawaiʻi. The table below shows the recent population of these statistical areas and the five counties of Hawaiʻi.

Hawaiian Islands

The Hawaiian Islands (Hawaiian: Mokupuni o Hawai‘i) are an archipelago of eight major islands, several atolls, numerous smaller islets, and seamounts in the North Pacific Ocean, extending some 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) from the island of Hawaiʻi in the south to northernmost Kure Atoll. Formerly the group was known to Europeans and Americans as the Sandwich Islands, a name chosen by James Cook in honor of the then First Lord of the Admiralty John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. The contemporary name is derived from the name of the largest island, Hawaii Island.

Although Hawaii is now a U.S. state, it is only a part of the U.S. politically and not geographically connected to North America. The state of Hawaii occupies the archipelago almost in its entirety (including the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands), with the sole exception of Midway Island, which instead separately belongs to the United States as one of its unincorporated territories within the United States Minor Outlying Islands.

The Hawaiian Islands are the exposed peaks of a great undersea mountain range known as the Hawaiian–Emperor seamount chain, formed by volcanic activity over a hotspot in the Earth's mantle. The islands are about 1,860 miles (3,000 km) from the nearest continent.

List of Hawaii state symbols

The following is a list of symbols of the U.S. state of Hawaii.

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