18 Facts About Honolulu


Honolulu is the capital and largest city of the U S state of Hawaii, which is located in the Pacific Ocean.

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Honolulu has been the capital of the Hawaiian Islands since 1845, first of the independent Hawaiian Kingdom, and after 1898 of the U S territory and state of Hawaii.

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Honolulu is the most remote major city in the U S and one of the most remote in the world.

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Population of Honolulu is 350, 964 as of the 2020 U S Census, making it the 55th largest city in the U S The city's population was 337, 256 at the 2010 U S Census.

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Residential neighborhood of East Honolulu is considered a separate census-designated place by the Census Bureau but is generally considered a part of the Honolulu urban core.

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Metropolitan Honolulu, which encompasses all of Oahu island, had a population of 953, 207 as of the 2010 U S Census and 1, 016, 508 in the 2020 U S Census making it the 54th largest metropolitan area in the United States.

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The Honolulu Zoo is the main zoological institution in Hawaii while the Waikiki Aquarium is a working marine biology laboratory.

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Honolulu includes several venues for live theater, including the Diamond Head Theatre and Kumu Kahua Theatre.

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Honolulu has no professional sports teams, with any prospective teams being forced to conduct extremely long travels for away games in the continental states.

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Honolulu has hosted the NFL's annual Pro Bowl each February from 1980 to 2009.

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From 1993 to 2008, Honolulu hosted Hawaii Winter Baseball, featuring minor league players from Major League Baseball, Nippon Professional Baseball, Korea Baseball Organization, and independent leagues.

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The municipal offices of the City and County of Honolulu, including Honolulu Hale, the seat of the city and county, are located in the Capitol District, as are the Hawaii state government buildings.

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Federal Detention Center, Honolulu, operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, is in the CDP.

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Colleges and universities in Honolulu include Honolulu Community College, Kapiolani Community College, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Chaminade University, and Hawaii Pacific University.

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Honolulu is home to three renowned international affairs research institutions.

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Honolulu has been ranked as having the nation's worst traffic congestion, beating former record holder Los Angeles.

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City and County of Honolulu is currently constructing the 20-mile rail transit line that will connect Honolulu with cities and suburban areas near Pearl Harbor and in the Leeward and West Oahu regions.

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City of Honolulu has a high percentage of households without a motor vehicle.

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