Fascinating Oʻahu: My Growing List of Intriguing Facts & Essential Stats For Every Kamaʻāina

by Keolu

My Expanding List of Things I Find Intriguing About Oʻahu:

I add new discoveries to my growing list here after I verify sources.

Geeky Stats I Find Interesting About Oʻahu:

Name:  Oʻahu

Nickname:  The Gathering Place.  To be clear, the word Oʻahu does not mean The Gathering Place, that’s just a nickname.

Population:  1,016,508 (70%+ of state population) (source: United States Census Bureau 2020)

Most populated town and county seat is Honolulu.

Area: 597 sq miles

Highest elevation: 4,025 ft (Mt. Kaʻala)

Flower:  ʻIlima (Sida fallax)

Color:  Melemele (yellow)


Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)

Dillingham Airfield (HDH)

Kalaeloa Airport (JRF)

Distance from Honolulu to 

Los Angeles: 2562 miles

New York City: 4958 miles

London: 7217 miles

Tokyo: 6186 miles

Sydney: 5072 miles

Temperature at (source: NOAA Climate Data):

Honolulu International Airport

Average Temperature:  78.0 F

Ave Low Temperature:  71.5 F

Ave High Temperature:  84.6 F

Ave Hottest Month:  August

Ave Coldest Month:  January

Annual Rainfall: 16.41 inches

Driest Month:  June/July

Wettest Month:  March

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