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Honolulu From Diamond Head
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Diamond Head is the name of a volcanic tuff cone on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Its English name was given by British sailors in the 19th century, who mistook calcite crystals embedded in the rock for diamonds.Diamond Head is a defining feature of the view known to residents and tourists of Waikiki alike. The volcanic tuff cone is a United States State Monument. While part of it serves as a platform for antennas used by the U.S. government and is closed to the public, the crater's proximity to Honolulu's resort hotels and beaches makes the rest of it a popular destination.
The volcano is a symbol of the worldwide recognition of the Hawaiian Islands.
Honolulu /ˌhoʊnoʊˈluːluː/; 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. 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. Honolulu is a major financial center of the islands of the Pacific Ocean. Honolulu is the most populous state capital relative to state population.
In the Hawaiian language, Honolulu means "sheltered bay" or "place of shelter".
May 24th, 2013
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