Oahu is the third-largest of the Hawaiian Islands, with an area of 597 square miles (1,545 km2). It is also the most populous island in the state, with over 971,000 people, or about 76% of Hawaii’s total population. Oahu is home to the state capital, Honolulu, and is a major center for tourism, commerce, and culture.
There are 137 islands on the Hawaii Map. It is spread over 1,500 miles (2,400 km). Hawaii Oahu Island Map is separated into 5 main areas: Honolulu, the North Shore, the Windward Coast, Central Oahu, and the Leeward Coast. Note that the world-famous Waikiki is actually a neighborhood located in greater Honolulu.
Map of Oahu Island occupies 597 square miles and is the second oldest of the six Islands of Aloha. It is made up of two major mountain ranges that once shielded volcanoes that are now extinct. These two mountain ranges – the Waianae range to the west and Koolau range to the east – run almost parallel to each other. Over a hundred ridges extend from the spines of each range creating beautiful valleys and stunning mountain vistas.
Map of Oahu Island
Honolulu is the State capital of Hawaii as well as its largest city. The island of Oahu is the largest metro in the state. Mauna Kea is a volcano and has a height of 4,205 meters. It is also the highest point in the state. Hawaii is the most recent state to join the union, on August 21, 1959.
Hawaii Fast Facts
- Capital City: Honolulu (pop.) 377,357 (2008 est.)
- Hawaii Population: 1,392,313 (2012 est.) (40th)
- Currency: U.S. Dollar
- Language: English, others
- Largest Cities: (by population) Honolulu, Hilo, Kailua, Kaneohe, Waipahu, Pearl City
- Statehood: August 21, 1959 (50th state)
- Time Zone: UTC−10:00 (Hawaii)
Climate of Hawaii Oahu Island
Oahu has a tropical climate, with warm temperatures year-round. The average temperature in Honolulu is 75 °F (24 °C) in January and 82 °F (28 °C) in July. The island receives an average of 30 inches (76 cm) of rain per year, most of which falls during the winter months.
✅Oahu Map Printable
Oahu is separated into 5 main areas: Honolulu, the North Shore, the Windward Coast, Central Oahu, and the Leeward Coast.
✅How Long Does it Take to Drive Around Oahu Island?
An eight to 12-hour drive around Oahu can (and should) include ample beach relaxation, light hiking, historical and cultural “research,” a wee bit of adventure, and perhaps after-dark entertainment, such as a luau.