AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share


Honolulu Hawaii
Full nameHonolulu, Hawaii
Settlement typeCDP
CountryUnited States
Total Area105 sq mi (272 km2)
Land Area85.7 sq mi (222 km2)
Water Area19.3 sq mi (50 km2)
Elevation0 ft (Sea Level 0 m)
Total Population374,658 (53rd) (2009)
Pop. Estimate377357( July 2006)
Metro (pop.)953207
Other information
Time zoneHawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (UTC-10)
Zip Code96801-96850
Area code808
FIPS code15-17000
GNIS feature ID0366212

     Home | City | Honolulu Hawaii

Honolulu (-enhoʊnoʊ’lu:lu) is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Hawaii. Honolulu is the southernmost major U.S. city. Although the name "Honolulu" refers to the urban area on the southeastern shore of the island of Oahu, the city and county government are consolidated as the City and County of Honolulu which covers the entire island. For statistical purposes, the U.S. Census Bureau recognizes the urban part of Honolulu as a census-designated place. Honolulu is a major financial center of the islands of the Pacific Ocean. The population of the Census-designated place was 377,357 at the 2000 census, while the population of the city and county was 953,207 at the 2010 census. Honolulu is the most populous state capital relative to state population. In the Hawaiian language, Honolulu means "sheltered bay" or "place of shelter". The city has been the capital of the Hawaiian islands since 1845 and gained historical recognition following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor near the city on December 7, 1941, and as the birthplace of Barack Obama, the 44th and current President of the United States.

Warning: simplexml_load_file( [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260