Honolulu is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Hawaii. It is also the southernmost major U.S. city. The CDP's population during the 2010 census was 377,357.
Honolulu is a major financial center of the islands of the Pacific Ocean. It is historically significant as the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor near the city on December 7, 1941, and as the birthplace of Barack Obama, the 44th and current President of the United States.
The city as a gateway for the thriving tourism industry in the state, which contributes $10 billion annually to the local economy. Some other important aspects of the city's economy include military defense, research and development, and manufacturing activities. Companies based in Honolulu include Alexander & Baldwin, Bank of Hawaii, Central Pacific Bank, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaii Medical Service Association, Hawaii Pacific Health, Hawaiian Electric Industries and The Queen's Health Systems.
Some of the popular tourist attractions of the city include Ala Moana Center, Aloha Tower, Bishop Museum, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu Zoo, Iolani Palace, Lyon Arboretum, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and the USS Arizona Memorial. It also has a number of cultural centers, natural museums and theaters.
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