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1. Honolulu was incorporated on April 30, 1907.

2. It is the state capital of Hawaii.

3. Captain William Brown was the first European who landed the city in 1794.

4. "Oahu" is famed as the home island of Honolulu and the part of the world's largest mountain range.

5. Interestingly, America's only royal palace, Iolani Palace is based in Honolulu.

6. The city is flanked by over 100 beaches which is more than any other city around the world.

7. As far as Western world is concerned, Honolulu boasts a record establishments of Buddhist temples.

8. Honolulu is the largest city of Hawaii.

9. The name of the city "Honolulu" drew its inspiration from a native word called "hono", which means "a bay," and "lulu", which means "sheltered".

10. "Tourism" is considered as the principal industry of the city.

11. It is forbidden in the city to annoy a bird.

12. It is strange, but yet true, that it is illegal in the city to board over 15 dogs or cats in one place.

13. Some of the world-renowned personalities, namely, Nicole Kidman, Shannyn Sossamon, Lauren Graham, Bette Midler, and Nicole Scherzinger call Honolulu their birthplace.

14. The famous tuna auction in Honolulu, i.e., The Honolulu Fish Auction is America's only live tuna auction and unique in its own way.

15. Honolulu is the proud host of the famous World Invitational Hula Festival which witnesses plethora of tourists from almost every corner of the world.

16. When it comes to work, Forbes Magazine has voted Honolulu "Number 3 Happiest City".

17. United States' current president, Barack Obama was also born in Honolulu.

18. America's oldest Catholic cathedral, the Cathedral of Our Lady Peace is also based in Honolulu.

19. "English" and "Hawaiian" are the two official languages of Honolulu.

20. Honolulu is sitting adjacent to historic Naval Station Pearl Harbor, currently known as Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. This harbor witnessed the inception of World War II.

21. In Honolulu, it is against the law to own a mongoose.

22. Honolulu’s Bishop Museum, the largest museum in Honolulu, is famed for exhibiting the largest collection of natural specimens of Hawaii. Its achievement doesn't end here. The world's largest Pacific culture artifacts are also based in this museum.

23. Hawaii Symphony, formerly known as Honolulu Symphony, is famed as one of the oldest classical music form in the United States. It was created in 1900.

24. "Hawaiian Plate Lunch" is one of the most-ordered and signature dishes in Honolulu.

25. The one-of-its-kind Hawaii International Film Festival is held in Honolulu every year. It is famed for its East-Meets-West style.

26. The chests of Honolulu's residents get swollen with pride when it comes to Punchbowl. It is one of the most-visited tourist attractions around the world which successfully got its name registered in the list of National Register of Historic places.

27. Honolulu is the 11th largest metropolitan area in the nation.

28. The city doesn't fly a city flag.

29. The government type of Honolulu is mayor form.

30. "Crossroads of the Pacific", "Sheltered Bay", "HNL", "Gathering Place",  "The Big Pineapple", "Town", and "Paradise" are the popular nicknames of Honolulu.

31. "Waikīkī" is famous as Honolulu's tourist district which is nestled between the Ala Wai Canal and the Pacific Ocean.

32. The headquarters of Hawaiian Airlines, Island Air, and Aloha Air Cargo are based in Honolulu.

33. The the largest collection of Western and Asian art in Hawaii is showcased at The Honolulu Museum of Art.

34. In 2004, Honolulu was once voted as the "fittest city in the nation" by Men's Fitness magazine .

35. The first ever Ironman and the World Champs, Ironman Hawaii was first held in the city.

36. Geographically, Honolulu has been declared as the largest city in the world.

37. The 119-foot pagoda situated at the Honolulu Memorial Park is the largest pagoda in the entire nation. It was built in 1966. It is a replica of a Japanese temple.
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