Flag of Hawaii (GIF)

The flag of Hawaii features a striking design composed of a field of eight alternating horizontal stripes in red, white, and blue, with the British Union Jack in the upper-left canton. This design is a historic amalgamation of Hawaiian and British influences. The stripes symbolize the eight main islands of the Hawaiian archipelago (Hawaii, Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau), while the Union Jack, originally included as a symbol of friendship with Britain, represents the 19th-century influence of British explorers and traders in the region. The flag's design effectively encapsulates Hawaii's complex history, intertwining its indigenous culture with the influences of both Britain and the United States, embodying the spirit of unity and diversity that characterizes the vibrant Hawaiian culture.

Adopted:December 29, 1845
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)

Hawaii, the 50th and most recent U.S. state, is a tropical paradise situated in the central Pacific Ocean. Its capital city, Honolulu, is a vibrant hub of culture, business, and tourism. With a population of approximately 1.442 million people as of 2021, Hawaii is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, including stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and volcanic landscapes. The state's unique culture reflects its indigenous Hawaiian heritage, as well as influences from Asia and the mainland United States. Hawaii's diverse society, warm climate, and world-renowned attractions like Pearl Harbor and the active volcanoes in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park make it a truly enchanting destination and a vital strategic location in the Pacific.

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