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

Did you know that Iolani Palace is the only royal palace in the United States?

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