What Is the Largest City in Hawaii?

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The largest city in Hawaii is Honolulu, with a population of 390,738 as recorded in the 2010 census. The combined population of the city and county was 953,207. Honolulu, also the state capital, is on the island of Oahu and serves as an international business hub and major tourist destination.

According to the census statistics, the majority of Honolulu's population is made up of Asian Americans, while those of purely native Hawaiian descent make up only 3.2 percent of the overall population. Due to the largely varying demographics, and the island's strategic position in the mid-Pacific, Honolulu also serves as home to a number of diplomatic facilities, including Japanese and South Korean embassies.