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The capital of Hawaii is Honolulu.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Hawaii: HI
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "HAW" as the abbreviation for Hawaii. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "HI" the official abbreviation.
Typical abbreviation for Hawaii: H.I.
When the people of Hawaii refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The state of Hawaii is in the Hawaii-Aleutian Time (HST) zone and does not observe daylight saving time.
Nicknames for Hawaii: "The Aloha State"; "The Pineapple State"
State Motto: "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono" (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness)
State Bird: Hawaiian Goose (branta sandvicensis)
State Tree: Kukui or Candlenut (aleurites moluccana)
State Flower: Yellow Hibiscus (hibiscus brackenridgei)
State Song: "Hawaii's Own"
Statehood: Hawaii became the 50th state on Aug 21, 1959.
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