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The Aloha State
Capital:   Honolulu
Motto:   Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono
Translation:   The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness
Population:   1.3 million
Area of state:   10,931 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1959

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The state of Hawaii is surrounded entirely by the Pacific Ocean. It is composed of eight primary islands. Hawaii was the last state to join the Union and is one of only two U.S. states that do not observe daylight savings time.

As codified in the Constitution of Hawaii, there are three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. Hawaii has two members of the U.S. Senate, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 51 members of the House of Representatives and 25 members of the State Senate.

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