Hawaii Hot Facts

  • Hawaii was the last of the 50 states to become part of the US and is known as the “Aloha State”.
  • Hawaii doesn’t have a state-wide police department or DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles).
  • Only two types of mammals are native to Hawaii: the hoary bat and the monk seal. However most plant species found in Hawaii are endemic.
  • When written in the Roman alphabet, Hawaiian uses only 12 letters and the symbol ‘.
  • Hawaii has its own time zone and does not observe Daylight Saving Time.
  • The only royal palace on US soil is in Hawaii.
  • Captain Cook, known for his voyages to Australia and New Zealand, died in Hawaii.
  • Hawaii’s is the only US flag to feature the Union Jack.