Definitions for oahuoʊˈɑ hu
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an island in central Hawaii: third largest island of the state. Chief city: Honolulu. 630,528; 589 sq. mi. (1525 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
Oahu, Oahu Island(noun)
an island of central Hawaii (between Molokai and Kauai); the chief island of the state
The third largest island of Hawaii.
Origin: From Oʻahu.
Oʻahu or Oahu, known as "The Gathering Place", is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands, however, it is the most populous of the islands in the U.S. state of Hawaii while also having the primary and only intercontinental Honolulu International Airport. The state capital, Honolulu, is on Oʻahu's southeast coast. Including small close-in offshore islands such as Ford Island and the islands in Kaneohe Bay and off the eastern coast, it has a total land area of 596.7 square miles, making it the 20th largest island in the United States. In the greatest dimension, this volcanic island is 44 miles long and 30 miles across. The length of the shoreline is 227 miles. The island is the result of two separate shield volcanoes: Waiʻanae and Koʻolau, with a broad "valley" or saddle between them. The highest point is Mt. Ka'ala in the Waiʻanae Range, rising to 4,003 feet above sea level.
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