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Oahu Fact Sheet

Population: 909,863

 

Area: 597 sq. miles

 

Known for: Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, the North Shore, Mt. Leahi (Diamond Head), Iolani Palace

 

Capital City: Honolulu

 

Major Airport: Oahu’s main airport is Honolulu International Airport (HNL). HNL is also Hawaii’s major airport, serving as the entry point for most of Hawaii’s visitors.

 

Oahu Resort Areas: The majority of hotels and resorts are located in Waikiki (south shore of Honolulu), but there are also select resorts in east Honolulu, the Leeward Coast , and the North Shore.

 

Climate: Average temperature: 75˚ - 85˚ F.

 

Time Zone: Hawaii Standard Time (GMT-10 hours), 5 hours behind the US East Coast, 6 hours behind during Daylight Saving Time (Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time, March through November).

 

Languages: English, Hawaiian

 

Currency: U.S. Dollar.

 

Area code: The area code for all of Hawaii is (808).

 

Golf Courses: 35

 

Island nickname: The Heart of Hawaii

 

Island Flower: llima

 

Island Color: Yellow