Kaneohe

/kah'nay oh"hay/, n.
a town on E Oahu, in Hawaii. 29,919.

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      town, Honolulu county, northeastern Oahu island, Hawaii, U.S. Situated 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Honolulu, it spreads from the foothills of the Koolau Range to Kaneohe Bay. Like neighbouring Kailua (Kailua-Lanikai) to the east, the Kaneohe (meaning “Bamboo Husband”) area was once the home of the island's early kings. It contained some 30 royal fishponds. It was largely an agricultural area producing taro and sweet potatoes. Rice became important in the mid-19th century, as did pineapples in the 20th century, though large-scale production of both has since declined. Bananas later became a leading crop. Kaneohe is now primarily a residential community. It is the seat of Windward Community College (1972), part of the University of Hawaii (Hawaii, University of) system, and contains a campus of Hawaii Pacific University. Nearby is a large U.S. Marine Corps base. Local attractions include Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, the Waikalua Loko fishpond, and Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens (nature preserve and bird sanctuary), formerly owned by U.S. Senator Hiram Fong. Pop. (1990) 35,448; (2000) 34,970.

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