History of Honolulu

Before you travel to Honolulu, you must know about the culture and history of the city. The city of Honolulu is many years old. Its origin dates back to 12th century. After conquering Oahu in the Battle of Nu'uanu at Nu'uanu Pali, Kamehameha I shifted his court from the Island of Hawaii to Waikiki in 1804. Later in 1809, his court was relocated in a place which is today's downtown Honolulu.

Honolulu Harbor was discovered by Captain William Brown of England, who was the first foreigner to sail into the shores of the place in the year 1795. Today, the port of Honolulu is of prime importance to the merchants traveling between North America and Asia. You can explore these historic places during your tours and travel to Honolulu.

After the year 1845, Kamehameha III and the other kings that followed him transformed Honolulu into the center of commerce. Major businesses were established in downtown Honolulu and in the late 19th century, Honolulu became the capital of the Hawaiian Islands in US. Today, it is the largest city, main airport and seaport of Hawaii. No wonder, thousands of business persons and tourists travel to this city every year.

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According to the history of the city and the country government, all the islands were united as one government only after the conquest of Oahu. Later in 1905, five counties (Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Hawaii and Kalawao) were established. Today, the state manages the entire system including public health, welfare, school, court, harbors, airports and major highways.

During your travel to Honolulu you can understand that this city has grown into a major city in the present day. Your tours and travel to Honolulu would take you to all these historical splendors.

History of the City and County Government


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