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Ratification or Admission:  August 20,1959 (50th)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1950
State Abbreviation:  HI
State Capital:  Honolulu
Largest City - Population:  Honolulu
Origin of the Name:  The name "Hawai'i" is possibly based on the native Hawaiian word for homeland (Owhyhee)
State Motto:  “Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono” (The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness)
State Nickname:  Aloha State
State Song:  "Hawaii Ponoi” (Our Hawaii)
State Animal:  Hawaiian Monk Seal
State Bird:  Nene
State Fish:  Humuhumunukunukuapua`a
State Flower:  Pua Aloalo
State Fruit:  Hawaiian pineapple
State Gemstone:  Hawaiian Black Coral
State Insect:  Kamehameha butterfly
State Mineral:  None
State Tree:  Kukui
State Flag:  The flag of Hawai'i resembles the Union Jack of Great Britain because many of King Kamehameha's advisors were British and the islands were once placed under England's protection. Eight horizontal stripes represent the eight major islands of Hawai'i.


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