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Useful Information about Oahu

By Steve Cancel

Oahu is the third largest Hawaiian Island known as "The Gathering Place." Although it is the most populated island in out of all the Hawaiian Islands, it is only the 20th largest island in the United States. The island at its furthest reaching dimensions is 44 miles long and 30 miles across. The highest point of Oahu is Mount Ka'ala which is more than 4000 feet above sea level. This island is home to more than 900,000 people according to US census and statistics.

The island is said to be named after the son of the Polynesian navigator awarded with the discovery of all of the Hawaiian Islands. The city of Honolulu is the state's capital and also the largest city. It contains Hawaii's primary deepwater port and is located in Oahu. The closest land mass to the Hawaiian Islands is more than 2,000 miles from the coast at Point Arena, California.

More than 5 million tourists visit Hawaii each year primarily originate from the United States and Japan. People generally visit these heavenly islands for the climate, scenery, culture, tourist attractions, and shopping. The weather is what many consider to be the best in the world. Winter temperatures range from 65 to 80 degrees and summer temperatures between 74 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit.

This island is also widely recognized for its historic presence. One of the islands biggest attractions is the USS Arizona Memorial which can be found at Pearl Harbor. This is a memorial made to honor the servicemen that lost their lives in the Japanese attack which is one of the main reasons the United States entered World War II. Other historical sites include: Nuuanu Pali Lookout, Iolani Palace, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater, Hawaii State Capitol, and the Bishop Museum.

To live or visit this wonderful place with breath taking scenery is something everyone should consider when looking to relocate or plan a blissful vacation. Common activities this island offers include surfing, rain forest hiking, site seeing, shopping, and many forms of entertainment. Most people that enter this wonderful island do so through the Honolulu International Airport (HNL). The island holds more than 30,000 hotel rooms that stretch from all different accommodation choices. Whether you are planning a budget vacation or a luxury stay the island will surely be able to meet your needs.

If you are considering moving or relocating to Oahu you will be surely pleased with the fine neighborhoods. Based on your life style this island offers real estate that can suit anyone. Each neighborhood aims toward a different general group of lifestyles.


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The Oahu Island News is a free island-wide newspaper covering social, economic and environmental news and issues—including sustainable building, food and energy policy and air/ocean/road/rail transportation. Back issues are available from January 2006 to date. Select past feature articles and issues before 2006 are available online only. Contact the editor.

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The Oahu Island News is a member of several Chambers of Commerce in Hawaii, the state Hawaii Publishers Association and the national Association of Free Community Papers. It has received awards for General Excellence for a Non-daily Newspaper in the state-wide Pi`A competition sponsored by the Hawaii Publishers Association.

July 2015