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    City of Honolulu
    Nickname The Big Pineapple
    Island Oahu
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    Meaning of 'Honolulu'
    The name Honolulu comes from the Hawaiian language and means 'sheltered harbor'. Honolulu city is the capital of state of Hawaii. It is on the island of Oahu. It is the largest city in Hawaii and also a major sea port

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    Only palace in the USA
    Iolani Palace, in Honolulu, is the only royal palace in the United States. Electric lights illuminated Iolani Palace four years before the White House in Washington D.C. had them. Iolani Palace is located right in downtown Honolulu at 364 South King Street.

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    Revolving restaurant
    La Ronde was a famous restaurant in Honolulu, Hawaii. Built in 1961 and designed by John Graham, it was the first revolving restaurant in the United States and the third in the world. (The Florian Tower and the Cairo Tower are the first two)

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    Honolulu-born
    President Barack Obama and actress Nicole Kidman were born in Honolulu, Hawaii (Barack Obama is the only president born outside the continental United States)

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    Largest city
    By area, Honolulu is the largest city in the world—if you’re talking city borders. According to Hawaii’s constitution, any island not named to a county, is considered part of Honolulu, making the city 1,500 miles long.

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    Heenalu
    The Hawaiian Word 'Heenalu' means surfing (Hee meaning slide, and nalu meaning wave). Surfing was invented thousands of years ago by the Polynesians who first settled Hawaii. Duke Kahanamoku is widely credited with taking surfing from a little-known Hawaiian pastime to an internationally known sport.

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    Serenity now
    In addition to soaking up the sun, visitors to Honolulu can embark on their path to Nirvana in one of the Honolulu’s more than 30 Buddhist temples – one of the largest concentration of Buddhist temples in the West.

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    Oldest cathedral
    Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu, Hawaii is the oldest cathedral in continuous use in the United States.

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    HNL
    Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (code: HNL) is the principal aviation gateway of Honolulu. It is named for late U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, who represented Hawaii from 1963 to 2012.
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