Honolulu /ËhoÊnoÊËluËluË/;Hawaiian: hono'lulu) is a census-designated place and the county seat of the City and County of Honolulu. It is the state capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Hawaii.a[âº] Situated on the island of Oahu, it is known worldwide as a major tourist destination; Honolulu is the main gateway to Hawaii and a major gateway into the United States of America. It is also a major hub for international business, military defense, as well as famously being host to a diverse variety of east-west and Pacific culture, cuisine, and traditions.
Honolulu is both the southernmost and westernmost major U.S. city. For statistical purposes, the U.S. Census Bureau recognizes the "City of Honolulu" (not to be confused with the "City and County") as a census county division (CCD). Honolulu is a major financial center of the islands of the Pacific Ocean. The population of the City of Honolulu was 390,738 at the 2010 census, while the population of the consolidated city and county was 953,207. Honolulu is the most populous state capital relative to state population.