Honolulu Island nameName of the island Honolulu
Together with the remainder of the hawaiian isles Oahu is one of the biggest and most northern of Polynesia's isles.
The largest size of this vulcanic island is 44 mile ('71 km) long and 30 mile ('48 km) wide. Its coastline is 227 mile ("365 km") long. This island is the culmination of two separated shields: with a wide "valley" or ridge (the main O?ahu level) in between.
About 976,199 inhabitants live on the island (about 72% of the state inhabitants, 81% of them on the "city side" of the island). The Gathering Place" has been known for a long while. However the phrase O?ahu has no affirmed meanings in Hispanic, except that of the place itself.
The old Häwaiian traditions trace the name back to the myth of Hawai?iloa, the Polish sailor to whom the exploration of the islands of Hawaii is attributed. It tells the tale that he called the island after a boy. The inhabitants of O?ahu call themselves "locals" (as everywhere on Hawai?i), regardless of their descent. Honolulu - the biggest town, regional capitol and most important deep sea harbour of the state of Honolulu-largest - is local.
The whole island O?ahu is located in the City & County of Honolulu as a jurisdiction entity, although Honolulu only takes up a part of the south-eastern end of the island as a place name. Known functions on O?ahu are Waik?k?, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, K?ne?ohe Bay, Kailua Bay, North Shore.
Since they are coarsely rhombic, encircled by the oceans and separated by ridges, the direction on O?ahu is not generally described with the direction of the compasses of the whole time. Instead, natives use "ewa" (pronounced "eh-va") for the west tip of the island, "Diamond Head" for the east tip, "mauka" (pronounced "moww-ka") for the hills and "makai" for the seas.
The natives consider the island to be split into different areas that can intersect. Its most widespread areas are "City", "Town" or "Town Side", that is the Halawa region to the area below Diamond Head (inhabitants of the island just off the Ko?olau mountains view the city side as the whole south half ); "West O?ahu", which extends from Pearl Harbor to Capolei, Ewa and may cover the Makaha and Waianae areas;
North Shore; Windward Side; Eastside (the island's easterly part, which includes both the Windward Side and the area eastward of Diamond Head; and The Valley or Central O?ahu, which extends north-west of Pearl Harbor towards Haleiwa. It is also known for the longest rainstorm in historical times with over 200 consecutive rains.
Canoehe Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii recorded 247 even and rainy nights from August 27, 1993 to April 30, 1994. It has many sobriquets, one of which is "rainbow state". Oahu's mean temperatures range between 70 and 85°C and the island is the hottest in the months of June to October.
Upwind side, also known as eastern side, is known for some of the most stunning shores in the game. The Lanikai Beach on the wind shore of Oahu is one of the best beach in the game.