Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - 1916
Honolulu, hon-o-loo'loo, a city, capital and principal port of the Hawaiian Islands, on a good harbor of the 8. coast of Oahu. Lat. 21° 18' 12" N. ; Lon. 157° 50' 3«" W. The surrounding country is a narrow volcanic plain, about 9 miles in length, and generally barren. The city is regularly laid out, with clean streets, fine public squares, and tropical gardens, and has a pleasant and healthful climate. It contains the extensive and handsome government buildings, a (former) palace of the king, schools and colleges, public library, museum, theatre, quarantine and general hospitals, large warehouses, banks, street-railways, electric lights, wharves (with landing facilities for the largest vessels), foundries, ship-yards, and manufactories of iron, carriages, ice, etc. It is the seat of an Anglican bishop and of a Roman Catholic vicar apostolic. Newspapers and magazines are published here in the Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, and various European languages. Pop. in 1890, 22,907; in 1900, 39,306. Honolulu has regular steamship communication with San Francisco, Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria, Sydney, and Chinese, Japanese, and New Zealand ports. In the vicinity are the Punch Bowl and Diamond Head Hills, and Waikiki, a sea-bathing resort.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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