Kaneohe (Kāne'ohe) is a census-designated place (CDP) included in the City and County of Honolulu and located in Hawaii state District of Ko'olaupoko on the island of O'ahu. In the Hawaiian language, kāne 'ohe means "bamboo man". According to an ancient Hawaiian story a local woman compared her husband's cruelty to the sharp edge of cutting bamboo; thus the place was named Kāne'ohe or "Bamboo man". The population was 34,597 at the 2010 census. Kāne'ohe is the largest of several communities along Kāne'ohe Bay and one of the two largest residential communities on the windward side of O'ahu (the other is Kailua). The commercial center of the town is spread mostly along Kamehameha Highway.


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