Are you ready to learn some cool facts about Hawaii?
Joey and Jinger love learning facts about the different states. They would like to share some of those cool facts with you! I will be posting facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week we posted facts about Georgia. This week we are posting cool facts about Hawaii.
Did you know that Hawaii was the 50th state to join the union? Yes, that is right. Hawaii officially joined the union on August 21, 1959! Hawaii consists of 8 major islands. Hawaii is located in the Pacific Ocean. Hawaii is southwest of the United States. Hawaii is the forty-seventh (47th) largest state in the United States. Hawaii is one of the smallest states. There are about 1,455,270 people living in Hawaii.
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Facts about Hawaii:
1. A few things Hawaii is known for are its beautiful beaches, volcanoes, aloha shirts, and surfing. The nicknames for the state of Hawaii are: Paradise, The Aloha State, and The Island of Aloha. The Aloha State is Hawaii’s official nickname. The Aloha State became Hawaii’s official nickname in 1959. The Hawaii state motto is Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono. The motto means the life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness. The abbreviation for Hawaii is HI.
2. The capital of Hawaii is Honolulu. Honolulu officially became the capital of Hawaii in 1845, long before Hawaii joined the union. Honolulu has a population of around 347,180 people.
3. The Hawaiian state bird is the Nene. The Nene was chosen as the state bird in 1957. The Hawaiian Nene has a black head with an off-white creamy tan color on its chest and underneath with streaks of brown, white and black. The Nene is the world’s rarest goose. I recently posted facts about the Nene Goose.
4. The Hawaiian official state flower is the yellow hibiscus. The yellow hibiscus is a flower that grows on shrubs. The shrubs can be short or tall. The yellow hibiscus starts blooming during the summer months. The yellow hibiscus can be found growing all over the islands. They are very beautiful flowers!! The Hawaiian yellow hibiscus became Hawaii ’s official state flower in 1988.
5. The first flag Hawaii used was on December 29, 1845. The flag was modified over the years. The eight stripes of red, blue, and white on the flag represent the 8 major Hawaiian islands.
6. Some crops that are grown in Hawaii are: avocados, coffee, pineapples, sugar cane, and taro.
7. A few places to visit in Hawaii are: The Valley Isle, Waikiki Beach, and Haleakala National Park. If you love beaches Hawaii has many of them! Here is a list in alphabetical order of the eight (8) major islands that make up the Hawaiian Islands:
8. Some of the animals that live in Hawaii are chameleons, dolphins, nene geese, hoary bat, and whales.
9. Hawaii can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Hawaii was 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Pahala, on April 27, 1931. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Hawaii was 12 degrees Fahrenheit in Mauna Kea Observatory, on May 17, 1979.
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Books about Hawaii:
1. A is for Aloha: A Hawai'i Alphabet by U'ilani Goldberry
2. The Mystery in Hawaii: The 50th State by Carole Marsh
3. Hawai'i by Joanne Mattern
4. Hawaii Travel Activity Book and Journal by Lauren Kotwal
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