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Facts About Oahu

Oahu is one of the eight islands that comprise the state of Hawaii, which is a state of the United States of America. In terms of size and area, the island is placed third among all of Hawaii’s islands. The island’s coast line stretches for a total of 122 kilometers. The amount of rainfall received by the island varies depending on its elevation and location.

The average temperature of the island of Oahu throughout the year ranges from seventy one degrees Fahrenheit to eight degrees Fahrenheit. Mt. Kaala is the highest point on the island of Oahu. The height of Mt. Kaala is around four thousand and twenty feet above the sea level. There are a number of locations which are famous all over the world which are located on Oahu and there are numerous Oahu Tours you can book to visit all this beautiful places. These include Waikiki and the Waikiki beach, Diamond Head, Pearl Harbor, and Honolulu.

On the island of Oahu, there were two big scale volcanoes, and the island is made up of the remains of these two volcanoes. The older Waianae Volcano is located on the western side of the island, while the younger Koolau Volcano is located on the eastern side of the island of Oahu. The beaches on the North Shore are frequently treacherous in the winter. This is due to the fact that the waves exceed twenty-five feet in height. However, there is usually no surf during the summer season, and the snorkeling and swimming are excellent.

The only royal palace in the whole of the United States of America is situated on the island of Oahu. It is the Iolani Palace which is situated in Honolulu. The state of Hawaii became a part of the United States of America in the year 1898. The island of Oahu also has the status of being the Hawaiian island which receives the most number of visitors.

The Amazon – An Amazing World

Deep in the heart of the South America lays the Amazon Rainforest. This ancient woodland covers almost two million acres of land right across the continent and is shared by Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and five other countries. Below, we are going to tell you more about this topic.

The Amazon Rainforest got its name from one the first Spanish explorers who encountered the locals of the area. The explorer found the local women joining the war parties in the jungle and named them Amazons, after the ancient Greek legends. There is currently some speculation that it was actually the grass skirts the men wore that led to the confusion. However some historical text shows that the females of certain tribes joined battles against other tribes.

Whatever the origin of its name, the Amazon Rainforest is better known for its very rich biodiversity, with one in ten of all species of the world found there. To put that into perspective, there are two thousand mammalian and avian species, with most of the species discovery taking place in or around the area.

It is also home to more than five thousand species of plants and trees. It is estimated that one square kilometre of the jungle can contain up to a thousand species off plants. There are so many creatures that make the Amazon Rainforest their home that close to forty percent of all living things can be found here.

With all that said, there are very good unforgettable Peru jungle tours you can take and really see and feel the wildlife in Amazon.