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Quick Facts

  • Population:953,207
  • Area Code: 808
  • Average Temp: 75-85°F
  • Time Zone: GMT -10:00
  • Hong Kong: 5,561 mi
  • London: 7,239 mi
  • Los Angeles: 2,551 mi
  • New York: 4,968 mi
  • Paris: 7,438 mi
  • Seattle: 2,680 mi
  • Sydney: 5,064 mi
  • Tokyo: 3,862 mi

Honolulu "Bests"

  • Best U.S. city by Mercer Consulting
  • Most livable U.S. city by Monocle magazine
  • Best air quality in a U.S. city by SustainLane
  • Top 10 U.S. green cities by National Geographic's Green Guide
  • Top 15 safest U.S. cities according to the FBI
  • Favorite U.S. city for weather by Travel & Leisure magazine
Aerial view of downtown Honolulu

Honolulu, HI

Honolulu is the largest city in the state of Hawaiʻi and also home to the State Capitol. Honolulu, which means "sheltered harbor" or "protected bay," is believed to have been founded as early as 2,000 years ago. The city was firmly established as the major center for the Hawaiian Islands by the mid-1800s. Hawaiʻi became the Aloha State in 1959 when it was formally admitted to the Union as the 50th state.

Today, Honolulu is one of America's safest cities with many unique features and characteristics. It's home to America's only royal palace and is known for its tropical climate, lush green landscape, diverse population, and community spirit known as aloha. We invite you to learn more about the Honolulu community by exploring the links below.