GENERAL HAWAII INFORMATION
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Capital: Honolulu (on Oahu) State abbreviation/Postal code: Hawaii/HI Governor: Neil Abercrombie, D (to Dec. 2014) Lieut. Governor: Shan Tsutsui (to Dec. 2014) Senators: Mazie Hirono (D) (to Jan. 2019); Brian Schatz, D (to Dec. 2014)
Where the Earth Bleeds Fire Some of the grandest mountains in the world stand hip-deep in the blue Pacific, garlanded with jungles. In Hawaii, see the Earth bleed fire at the Kilauea volcano, play a round on a world-class golf course, or pay your respects at the USS Arizona Memorial .
Waikiki Beach, Honolulu Hawaii  ( Hawaiian : Hawaiʻi , sometimes pronounced ha-VAI-ee by locals) is the 50th state of the United States of America . Situated nearly at the center of the north Pacific Ocean, Hawaii marks the northeast corner of Polynesia . While it was once a major hub for the whaling, sugar and pineapple industries, it is now economically dependent on tourism and the U.S. military.