The city of Honolulu is on the only american island state of Hawaii that lies entirely on volcanic ground. The scenery of Honolulu is very outstanding because its in between the Koolau and Waianae mountain ranges, which are as high as 4,000 feet on mount Kaala. Honolulu, Hawaii is an island in the Pacific ocean and because of this Honolulu has a very warm climate. Average high temperatures are always between 80-89 degrees fahrenheit. September through May are considered the "cold" season, with average temperatures of 75 degrees fahrenheit. Honolulu takes up about 86 square miles on the southeast coast of the island. North of the equator it lies at 21.31 degrees, its 2,387 miles from San Francisco, 3,831 miles from Tokyo, Japan, and 4,968 miles from New York.
Honolulu's population is almost half of Hawaii's population. The population of Honolulu is around 402,500 people while Hawaii's population is about 992,000 people. Most of Honolulu's population is Asian and a small amount are whites. Also a small amount of African Americans, Native Hawaiians, Hispanics, and Latinos. Since 1950, more than 50% of Hawaii's population has lived in or around Honolulu. Honolulu has more Buddhist temples than it does Catholic churches. There are about four hundred other churches of various denominations through out the city.
Honolulu is the leading economic center in Hawaii. And because of its location in the pacific also makes it a large business and trading area. Honolulu does its part with the famous beach area for tourist but, its also a major agricultural place. The city is known for its pineapple, coffee, sugar, flowers, and nut exports. Major Manufacturers include processed food( especially fined sugar), machinery, clothing, building materials, and metal products. We might not think about it but, Honolulu is a very economic place for the United States.
In 1848 Honolulu and other parts of the Hawaiian islands were annexed by the United States. On December 7, 1941 the Japanese staged a surprise attack on pearl harbor, the site of a big U.S. Naval Base. Shortly after, Hawaii became the 50th state on August 21, 1959. After the war Honolulu experienced a growth spurt along with Hawaii. There was 500,000 people living in Honolulu in 1960, when it went through the growth spurt. In addition, Hawaii's population grew to 762,500 in 1980. Honolulu became the state capital when Hawaii entered the union in 1959. The name Honolulu is derived from a Hawaiian term for "Sheltered Harbor".