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Flag of Hawaii

Name: Ka Hae Hawaiʻi
Use: Civil and state flag
Proportion: 1:2
Adopted: December 29, 1845; 173 years ago
Design: Eight alternating horizontal stripes of white, red, and blue, with a Union flag in the canton
The current official flag of the U.S. state of Hawaii (Hawaiian: Ka Hae Hawaiʻi) had also previously been used by the kingdom, protectorate, republic, and territory of Hawaii. The flag includes the emblem of a foreign nation, the Union Jack(flag) of the United Kingdom, a remnant of the British Empire's influence on Hawaiian history.

The canton of the flag of Hawaii contains the Union Flag of the United Kingdom, prominent over the top quarter closest to the flag mast. The field of the flag is composed of eight horizontal stripes, symbolizing the eight major islands (Hawaiʻi, Maui, Kahoʻolawe, Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi, Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, and Niʻihau). Other versions of the flag have only seven stripes, probably representing the islands with the exception of Kahoʻolawe or Niʻihau. The color of the stripes, from the top down, follows the sequence: white, red, blue, white, red, blue, white, red. The colors were standardized in 1843, although other combinations have been seen and are occasionally still used.

In 2001, a survey conducted by the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) placed Hawaii's flag 11th in design quality out of the 72 Canadian provincial, U.S. state and U.S. territorial flags ranked.

State of Hawaii
Mokuʻāina o Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian)
Flag of Hawaii State seal of Hawaii
Flag Seal
The Aloha State (official), Paradise of the Pacific,[1] The Islands of Aloha
Motto(s): Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono
("The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness")[2]
State song(s): "Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī
(Hawaiʻi's Own True Sons)[3]
Map of the United States with Hawaii highlighted
Official language English, Hawaiian
Demonym Hawaiian
(and largest city)
Largest metro Island of Oʻahu
Area Ranked 43rd
• Total 10,931 sq mi
(28,311 km2)
• Width n/a miles (n/a km)
• Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)
• % water 41.2
• Latitude 18° 55′ N to 28° 27′ N
• Longitude 154° 48′ W to 178° 22′ W
Population Ranked 40th
• Total 1,420,491 (2018)
• Density 221/sq mi (82.6/km2)
Ranked 13th
• Median household income $77,765 (4th)
• Highest point Mauna Kea
13,796 ft (4205.0 m)
• Mean 3,030 ft (920 m)
• Lowest point Pacific Ocean
Sea level
Before statehood Territory of Hawaii
Admitted to the Union August 21, 1959 (50th)
Governor David Ige (D)
Lieutenant Governor Josh Green (D)
Legislature State Legislature
• Upper house Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators
  • Brian Schatz (D)
  • Mazie Hirono (D)
U.S. House delegation 1: Ed Case (D)
2: Tulsi Gabbard (D) (list)
Time zone Hawaii: UTC −10
(no DST)
ISO 3166 US-HI
Abbreviations HI, H.I.
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Categories: Symbols of Hawaii,United States state flags,1845 establishments in Hawaii,Flags with crosses,Hawaii,1959 establishments in the United States,Geography of Polynesia,States and territories established in 1959,States of the United States,Western United States,Islands of Oceania

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