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State Capital: Honolulu
Climate: Subtropical. Temperatures vary annually between 60 and 90 degrees F. Summer temperatures range from 68 to 82 degrees F with the water usually near 80 degrees. Winter temperatures vary from 61 to 80 degrees F with the water temperature close to 77 degrees. More rainfall occurs during the winter than other seasons of the year.
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Coordinates: Geographic coordinates of Honolulu, the state capital, is 21:18:25 North, 157:51:30 West.
Currency: National currency is the Dominican Peso. Need exchange rates? Try our currency converter. Major credit cards are accepted.
Economy: Sugarcane and pineapples, grown chiefly on large company-owned plantations, are the major agricultural products. Macadamia nuts, papayas, greenhouse vegetables, and coffee are also important. Other products include cattle and dairy products. Commercial fishing, especially tuna, is also significant. Tourism is, however, the leading source of income, and defense installations, including Pearl Harbor, follow.
Electricity: 110 volts AC, 60 Hz; two-pin plugs are standard.
Official Language: English.
Political Status: 50th state of the United States. Hawaii's constitution was drafted in 1950 and became effective with statehood in 1959. The governor is elected every four years. The legislature has a senate with 25 members and a house of representatives with 51 members. The state elects two representatives and two senators to the U.S. Congress and has four electoral votes.
Population: 1,211,537 (2000).
Time: There's no Daylight Savings Time in Hawaii. During the months when it's not in effect on the US mainland, Hawaii is two hours behind the West Coast, four hours behind the Midwest and five hours behind the East. Add an hour to those differentials during DST.