History[ edit ] The area was probably used by fishermen in ancient Hawaii but little evidence of this remains. One of the first early settlers from outside was Isaac Davis and lived there until
The Great Chinatown Fire Evidence of the first settlement of Honolulu by the original Polynesian migrants to the archipelago comes from oral histories and artifacts. These indicate that there was a settlement where Honolulu now stands in the 11th century.
His court relocated in to what is now downtown Honolulu. The capital was moved back to Kailua-Kona in He and the kings that followed him transformed Honolulu into a modern capital,  erecting buildings such as St.
At the same time, Honolulu became the center Honolulu chinatown commerce in the islands, with descendants of American missionaries establishing major businesses in downtown Honolulu. Modern air travel brings, as of [update]7.
The UK consulting firm Mercerin a assessment "conducted to help governments and major companies place employees on international assignments", ranked Honolulu 29th worldwide in quality of living ; the survey factored in political stabilitypersonal freedomsanitation, crime, housing, the natural environment, recreation, banking facilities, availability of consumer goodseducation, and public services including transportation.
However, islands off the Mexican coast, and part of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska are slightly closer to Honolulu than the mainland. It is home to two major shopping areas, Ward Warehouse and Ward Centre. It is a popular location for visitors and locals alike and attracts millions of visitors every year.
Kaimuki is primarily a residential neighborhood with a commercial strip centered on Waialae Avenue running behind Diamond Head. Chaminade University is located in Kaimuki. Waialae and Kahala are upper-class districts of Honolulu located directly east of Diamond Head, where there are many high-priced homes.
These are considered upper-middle-class neighborhoods. Kalihi and Palama are working-class neighborhoods with a number of government housing developments.
Lower Kalihi, toward the ocean, is a light-industrial district. Salt Lake and Aliamanu are mostly residential areas built in extinct tuff cones along the western end of the Honolulu District, not far from the Honolulu International Airport.
Moanalua is two neighborhoods and a valley at the western end of Honolulu, and home to Tripler Army Medical Center.
With high temperatures and humidity, there is a vast tropical influence on the climate, although rainfall falls short of that classification.
Annual average rainfall is However, both seasons experience a similar number of rainy days. Light showers occur in summer, while heavier rain falls during winter. Honolulu has an average of sunny days and 90 rainy days per year. Although the city is situated in the tropics, hurricanes are quite rare.
The last recorded hurricane that hit near Honolulu was Category 4 Hurricane Iniki in Hurricane Lane is also expected to approach near the city.
Waterspouts off the coast are also uncommon, hitting about once every five years.According to our research of Hawaii and other state lists there were registered sex offenders living in Honolulu, Hawaii as of November 19, The ratio of number of residents in Honolulu to the number of sex offenders is to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number. The City's Annual Holiday Tradition. Driver License & State ID Information. Honolulu Rail Transit. Getting around chinatown. Where to go, what to see, where to shop, and things to do. Find it all in our comprehensive guide to these streets.
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The Chinatown Historic District is a Chinatown neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii known for its Chinese American community, and is one of the oldest Chinatowns in the United States.