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Hawaii Abbreviation

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What is the Abbreviation for Hawaii?
The two digit state code or abbreviation of Hawaii (HI) known as the "Aloha State". The Hawaiian Islands has 5 counties, and the capital of the State is Honolulu.


The two digit state code or abbreviation of Hawaii is determined by taking the 'First and Last Letter' of the State's name.  The two letter, no-period state abbreviation of HI is recommended by the U.S. Postal Service and should always be used where a ZIP code follows. The purpose of introducing the HI Abbreviation for Hawaii was to make room for ZIP codes in the mailing addresses. There was no attempt to standardize the format of the abbreviations which is why they are usually memorized.

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AP State Abbreviation
The AP State Abbreviations, the old State Abbreviations, are still in use. There is no AP State Abbreviation for Hawaii it is written as:


The Associated Press (AP) style of abbreviation, the old style, is still used by journalists and business people. As some two digit state codes are determined from the first and last letter of the old abbreviation they are important to those learning about the abbreviations of the US States.

Hawaii - (HI)

Map showing location of Hawaii in USA

Where is Hawaii? (HI)

The State of Hawaii is the only state that is made up of Islands. Islands are located in Central Pacific Ocean in an archipelago to the west side of the United States.


Abbreviation of Hawaii - Two Digit State Code Rules
There is no standard format to the State Abbreviations. It's therefore not surprising that you needed to know "What is the Abbreviation for Hawaii?  The rules to determine the state acronym, or abbreviation is by the 'First Two Letters', the 'First and Last Letter', the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' and those determined by the 'First and Last Letter of the Old Abbreviation'.

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Hawaii Abbreviation (HI)

Initials & Acronym - HI
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Two letter abbreviation of Hawaii (HI)

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