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Fun Geographic Facts and other Oahu Trivia

- Oahu's total land area is 596.7 square miles
- Oahu is 44 miles long and 30 miles wide
- Oahu's shoreline is 227 miles
- Oahu's highest point is Mt. Ka'ala, in the Waianae Range, rising to 4,003 feet above sea level
- Oahu is located in Polynesia, near the center of the Pacific Ocean
- Oahu is the second oldest island in the Hawaiian chain
- Oahu is made up of two volcanoes: the Waianae and  the Koolau mountains
- Oahu is located just below the Tropic of Cancer
- Iolani Palace, located in Honolulu, is the only royal palace in the United States
- Oahu is located between Kauai and Maui
- Oahu is home to a major waterfall, Kaliuwaa (Sacred Falls), at 3000 feet
- Oahu is located 2,390 miles west of San Francisco, California
- Koko Head crater is the youngest part of Oahu at about 32,000 years old
- Oahu is the third largest of the 8 main Hawaiian islands
- Oahu has the highest total of streets and highways in Hawaii with 1,547.56 miles (36% of the total    miles of roads in the state)
- Oahu is one of the most remote spots on Earth

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