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Oahu

(Encyclopedia) Oahu ōä´ho͞o [key], island (1990 pop. 836,231), 593 sq mi (1,536 sq km), third largest and chief island of Hawaii, part of Honolulu co., between Molokai and Kauai. Oahu…

Koolau Range

(Encyclopedia) Koolau Range kō´əlou˝ [key], mountain chain, extending northwest-southeast, E Oahu island, Hawaii; rises to 3,105 ft (946 m) in Konahuanui. It is cut by two scenic…

Nuuanu Pali

(Encyclopedia) Nuuanu Pali no͞o–ä´no͞o pä´lē [key], sheer cliff and mountain pass, alt. 1,200 ft (366 m), Koolau Range, SE Oahu island, Hawaii. The pass is the principal route between…

Waianae Mountains

(Encyclopedia) Waianae Mountains wīänä´ā [key], volcanic range, along SW side of Oahu island, Hawaii. It rises to Mt. Kaala (4,025 ft/1,227 m), the highest point on the island.

Punchbowl

(Encyclopedia) Punchbowl, hill, 500 ft (152 m) high, in the city of Honolulu, SE Oahu island, Hawaii. In the bowllike extinct volcanic crater at the summit (reached by a scenic drive)…

Wahiawa

(Encyclopedia) Wahiawa wä˝hēəwä´ [key], residential city (1990 pop. 17,386), Honolulu co., Hawaii, on central Oahu, in an area that produces pineapple. It is a commercial and trucking…

Kaneohe Bay

(Encyclopedia) Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, on the east coast of Oahu, protected by coral reefs and dotted with islands. The shores of the bay are rimmed with ancient fishponds built by the…

Waikiki

(Encyclopedia) Waikiki wīkēkē´ [key], famous beach and resort center SE of Honolulu on SE Oahu island, Hawaii. Tourism is the economic mainstay; Waikiki is known the world over for its…

Diamond Head

(Encyclopedia) Diamond Head, peak, 761 ft (232 m) high, along the rim of an extinct volcano, SE Oahu island, Hawaii. A prominent point in the Honolulu skyline, Diamond Head was…

Kailua

(Encyclopedia) Kailua käēlo͞o´ə [key], uninc. city (1990 pop. 36,818), Honolulu co., Hawaii, on the southeastern coast of Oahu, on Kailua Bay. A Univ. of Hawaii agricultural experiment…