Oahu is the most populous of the islands, the third largest in size and the cultural, financial, and top tourist destination of the Hawaiian islands.

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The capital of and its primary point of entry, is by far the state's largest city, with 950,000 people in the metro area —two-thirds of the state's population—residing within the metro area.

One of the best-known beaches in the world, is a famous district of the city of , on the of .

The of in is famous world-wide for its beaches and incredible surf.

is the commercial and governmental center of the Hawaiian Islands, with a number of cultural attractions for visitors to enjoy.


The of has great natural beauty.

is probably the least interesting of the 's regions, but is a good place to stock up on supplies if you're staying on the North Shore.

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  • Type: island
  • Location: , ,
  • Population: 976,000
  • Latitude of center: 21° 26' (21.4333°) north
  • Longitude of center: 157° 58' (157.9667°) west
  • Elevation: 538 feet (164 meters)
  • Wikidata: Oahu
  • Wikimedia Commons: Oahu

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Other Names for Oahu

French: Oahu, German: Oahu, Hawaiian: Mokupuni Oʻahu, Hawaiian: Oʻahu, Italian: Oahu, Portuguese: Oahu, Spanish: Oahu, Avagu, Ile d'Oahu, Isla de Oahu, Island of Oahu, Isola Oahu, L'ile Wahou, O'ahu, O-Wahu, O-a-hu, Ovagu, Uagu, Vagi, Vagu, Vahou, Vakhu, Vakku, Voagu, Wahoo, Wahou, Wahu, Waohoo, Woahoe, Woahoo, Woahoo Island, Woahu, Wohaoo
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