Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii


City in the United States
State Hawaii
County Honolulu County
Coordinates 21°18’16.9″N, 157°51’25.9″WL
Surface 177.2 km²
– country 156.7 km²
– water 20.5 km²
(2240 ​​inhabitant/km²)
Mayor Rick Blangiardi (O)
Website honolulu.gov
Historical populations
Count Bev.
1890 22.907
1900 39.306 71.6%
1910 52.183 32.8%
1920 83.327 59.7%
1930 137,582 65.1%
1940 179,326 30.3%
1950 248.034 38.3%
1960 297,194 19.8%
1970 324,871 9.3%
1980 365.048 12.4%
1990 365.272 0.1%
2000 371.657 1.7%
2010 337.256 −9.3%

In Hawaiian, Honolulu means “sheltered harbor”. Here’s an image of that “sheltered harbour”.

According to Ehuacom, Honolulu is the capital of the US state of Hawaii and is located on the southeastern coast of the island of Oahu.

Honolulu is accessible through Honolulu International Airport.

Honolulu is an important hub for aviation and shipping, as well as for tourism. Nearby are the famous Waikiki Beach and the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, which was the target of the surprise Japanese attack on December 7, 1941 that brought the United States into World War II.


In Hawaiian, the name means “sheltered harbor”. When the name was first used is not exactly known. The port of Honolulu was called “Kulolia” by the locals. When the British ship Butterworth entered the harbor in 1794, Captain William Brown named the harbor “Fair Haven”. Others spoke of “Brown’s Harbor”. The name “Honolulu” came into use some time after that.

Honolulu soon became Hawaii’s largest port. At the time, the trade in sandalwood was significant. Honolulu was also an important base for whalers.

In 1828 the construction of the Catholic Cathedral Our Lady of Peace started. This was the seat of the Apostolic Prefecture of the Sandwich Islands. In 1831, the Catholic missionaries of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary were expelled by King Kamehameha III on the advice of his Protestant counselors. They were unable to return until after 1839 when the French frigate Artémise entered Honolulu harbor and enforced religious freedom. As a result, the cathedral could not be consecrated until 1843.

In 1850, Honolulu was proclaimed the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii by King Kamehameha III. When Hawaii was annexed by the United States as an American Territory in 1898, Honolulu remained the capital, and the same was the case when Hawaii became a US state in 1959.

In 1941 Honolulu became the seat of a Roman Catholic diocese.


At the census in 2010, the number of inhabitants was determined at 337,256. In July 2011, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 340,936.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the place covers an area of ​​272.1 km², of which 222.0 km² is land and 50.1 km² is water. Honolulu is approximately 45 m above sea level.


The University of Hawaii at Manoa is located in Honolulu.


  • Well-known botanical gardens include the Lyon Arboretum, the Foster Botanical Garden and the Liliuokalani Botanical Garden. The last two gardens are part of the five botanical gardens that make up the Honolulu Botanical Gardens.
  • Ala Moana Center
  • Aloha Tower
  • Bishop Museum
  • Cathedral Basilica Our Lady of Peace. In the Catholic Cathedral are relics of Saints Marianne Cope and Father Damien.
  • Diamond Head
  • Honolulu Museum of Art
  • Iolani Palace
  • USS Arizona Memorial
  • Waikiki
  • Waikiki Aquarium
  • Honolulu Zoo

Town twinning

  • Baguio (Philippines)
  • Baku (Azerbaijan)
  • Bruyeres (France)
  • Caracas (Venezuela)
  • Tremelo (Belgium)
  • Cebu City (Philippines)
  • Funchal (Portugal)
  • Hainan (China)
  • Hiroshima (Japan)
  • Hue (Vietnam)
  • Incheon (South Korea)
  • Kaohsiung (Taiwan)
  • Laoag (Philippines)
  • Manila (Philippines)
  • Mombasa (Kenya)
  • Montreal (Canada)
  • Mumbai (India)
  • Naha (Japan)
  • Rabat (Morocco), since 2006
  • San Juan City (Philippines)
  • San Juan (Puerto Rico)
  • Santiago (Philippines)
  • Seoul (South Korea), since 1973
  • Sintra (Portugal)
  • Tokyo (Japan)
  • Uwajima (Japan)
  • Vigan City (Philippines)
  • Zhongshan (China)

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within 10 miles of Honolulu.


Ahuimanu (15 km)

Aiea (14 km)

Halawa (13 km)

Heeia (13 km)

Hickam Housing (15 km)

Kailua (13 km)

Kaneohe (12 km)

Maunawili (10 km)

Waimalu (16 km)

Waimanalo (11 km)

Waimanalo Beach (14 km)

Notable residents of Honolulu


Rainbow at clear sky in Honolulu.

  • Kamehameha IV of Hawaii (1834–1863), fourth king of Hawaii
  • Kalakaua (1836–1891), last king and second to last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • Liliuokalani (1838–1917), Queen and last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • Sanford Dole (1844-1926), President of the Republic of Hawaii
  • Hiram Bingham (1875–1956), explorer, governor and senator
  • Victoria Ka’iulani (1875–1899), last pretender to the crown of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • Duke Paoa Kahanamoku (1890-1968), Olympic swimming champion
  • Maiola Kalili (1909–1972), swimmer
  • Manuella Kalili (1912–1969), swimmer
  • Morrnah Simeona (1913–1992), kahuna lapaʻau (healer)
  • Daniel Akaka (1924-2018), politician
  • Daniel K. Inouye (1924–2012), politician
  • William Smith (1924-2013), swimmer
  • James Shigeta (1933-2014), actor and singer
  • Harry Fujiwara (1934–2016), wrestler
  • Ronald Moon (1940-2022), American lawyer; Chief Justice of the Hawaii Court of Justice
  • Bette Midler (1945), actress, singer
  • Clyde Kusatsu (1948), actor
  • Erin Gray (1950), actress
  • Yvonne Elliman (1951), singer
  • Guy Kawasaki (1954), venture capitalist (Apple Macintosh)
  • Steve Case (1958), founder America Online
  • Denise Dowse (1958-2022), actress
  • Barack Obama (1961), 44th President of the United States of America (2009-2017) and Nobel laureate (2009)
  • Greg Beeman (1962), director and producer
  • Kelly Preston (1962-2020), actress
  • Tracie Ruiz (1963), synchronized swimmer
  • Mark Dacascos (1964), film actor and karate champion
  • Julie McCullough (1965), actress, model and stand-up comedian
  • Maile Flanagan (1965), actress, voice actress, film producer and screenwriter
  • Heidi Swedberg (1966), actress
  • Tia Carrere (1967), actress, model, singer
  • Lauren Graham (1967), actress, comedian
  • Nicole Kidman (1967), Australian actress
  • Kelly Hu (1968), actress and model
  • Timothy Elephant (1968), actor
  • Anthony Ruivivar (1970), actor
  • Megan McArthur (1971), astronaut
  • Austin Peck (1971), actor
  • Stein Metzger (1972), beach volleyball player
  • Kevin Wong (1972), beach volleyball player
  • Keiko Agena (1973), actress
  • Stacy Kamano (1974), actress
  • Jake Shimabukuro (1976), ukulele player
  • Daniel Bess (1977), actor
  • Nicole Scherzinger (1978), former lead singer of Pussycat Dolls
  • Angelique Cabral (1979), actress
  • Jason Momoa (1979), actor
  • Maggie Q (1979), actress and former model
  • Shannyn Sossamon (1979), actress
  • Mageina Tovah (1979), actress
  • melody (1982), Japanese-American pop singer and TV host
  • Darin Brooks (1984), actor
  • Bruno Mars (1985), singer-songwriter, music producer
  • Andrew Dykstra (1986), football player
  • Tahj Mowry (1986), actor and singer
  • Janel Parrish (1988), actress and singer-songwriter
  • Michelle Wie (1989), golf professional
  • Carissa Moore (1992), surfer
  • Bobby Wood (1992), football player
  • Marcus Mariota (1993), American football player

Staying for a short or longer period of time [ edit | edit source text ]

  • Sun Yat-sen, who briefly became president of China in 1912, stayed with his older brother in Honolulu from 1879 to 1883, returning to Honolulu in the late 1800s where he founded the Xingzhong Hui (Revival Society). of China) after giving up his medical practice in Hong Kong in 1894.
  • Amelia Earhart embarked on a solo flight to Oakland, California , from Honolulu on January 1, 1935. She was the first person to fly solo across the Pacific.
  • Mark David Chapman was living in Honolulu when he read in the Honolulu Star Bulletin that John Lennon had recorded a new album after five years. He bought a gun, traveled to New York, and shot Lennon.
  • Joseph Campbell, specialist in mythology, died here on October 30, 1987.
  • Zhang Xueliang, a Chinese statesman nicknamed the Young Marshal was released in the 1990s after decades of captivity in Taiwan. He emigrated to Honolulu, where he died on October 15, 2001.
  • Otto Degener, botanist who specialized in Hawaiian flora
  • Wilhelm Hillebrand, physician and botanist who specialized in Hawaiian flora
  • Joseph Rock, botanist who specialized in Hawaiian flora
  • George Campbell Munro, botanist and ornithologist who specialized in Hawaiian flora and avifauna
  • Jack Lord, American actor. Initially lived in Los Angeles, but moved to Hawaii in 1968 to film his television series Hawaii Five-O. Initially intended as a temporary residence, Lord and his wife continued to live in Honolulu until his death in 1998.
  • Reyer Herman van Zwaluwenburg, entomologist worked and lived in Honolulu from 1924 until his death in 1970
  • Georg von Békésy (1899-1972), American biophysicist

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