El Callao (/kɑːˈjaʊ/; Spanish pronunciation:[kaˈʎa.o] or [kaˈʝa.o]) is the chief seaport of Peru. The city is also called Provincia Constitucional (Constitutional Province), the only province of the Callao Region. The Historic Centre of Callao is located 15km (9.3mi) west of Historic Centre of Lima , the country's capital, and is part of the Lima Metropolitan Area. Callao borders Lima Province on the north, east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west.
El Callao was founded by Spanish colonists in 1537, just two years after Lima (1535). It soon became the main port for Spanish commerce in the Pacific. The origin of its name is unknown; both Indian (particularly Yunga, or Coastal Peruvian) and Spanish sources are credited, but it is certain that it was known by that name since 1550. Other sources point to the similarity with the Portuguese word calhau [pebble], having a similar sound.
At the height of the Viceroyalty, virtually all goods produced in Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina were carried over the Andes by mule to Callao, to be shipped to Panama, carried overland, and then transported on to Spain via Cuba.
The train line, connecting the capital Lima with the coastal city of Callao, was launched 30 years after the country had won its independence from Spain thanks to English private investments ... Callao port in just 28 minutes, much faster than through the Lima’s chaotic road traffic.
It will join the SAAM Towage tug Valkyria which recently started operating a new service from the Port of Callao, 12km from the Peruvian capital of Lima... the power and size that perfectly suits the requirements for the Port of Callao and, primarily, our Clients operating there.
In the night chill, they take cover in small tents, under blankets or sheets of cardboard outside Criogas, a small oxygen factory in the port city of El Callao, near the capital, Lima... At El Callao, people were willing to sleep rough for days on end, without bathroom access and some without food, to get their hands on the precious substance ... .
In recent days, hundreds of empty green tanks have been lined up outside a medical oxygen distributor in Callao, a port city adjoining Peru’s capital, one of the regions of the country that will be placed under a new lockdown on Jan.
In neighboring Peru, hospitals in the capital, Lima, and nearby Callao, which together service a population of 10 million, had only 16 ICU beds with ventilators available early this week, according to a report from the PeruvianOmbudsman's Office... In the Colombian capital, ...
Shares. Peru hit 5,000 coronavirus deaths Thursday, according to the country's health ministry, as hospitals faced a lack of oxygen for seriously ill patients ... Some 70 percent of coronavirus cases have been in the capital Lima and the nearby port of Callao, home to a third of the country's 33 million people. . . Topics . ... .
...Brazil, USA, Peru, Chile and Mexico," he said ... Among the worst-hit areas, the capital Lima had registered 103,020 cases, followed by the west-central province of Callao, with 12,495 cases, the Health Ministry said ... A lockdown is in effect through June 5 in the capital Santiago and the metropolitan area, the epicenter of the country's outbreak.
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"INTENSE ZONES" ... Among the worst-hit areas, capital Lima has registered 103,020 cases, followed by the west-central province of Callao, with 12,495 cases, the Health Ministry said in a statement ... A lockdown is in effect in capital Santiago and the metropolitan area through June 5, as the region is the epicenter of the country's outbreak ... .
The health ministry said 5,772 new cases had been confirmed in the previous 24 hours, bringing the overall number to 129,751 ...Nearly 70 percent of cases have been recorded in the capital Lima and the neighboring port of Callao, home to 10 million people or almost one-third of Peru's population ... .
El Callao, Venezuela (CNN)The crash of steel pounding rock echoes through the dark gallery, as Darwin Rojas, 43, hammers away in a small corner ... The three hour drive from the airport in Puerto Ordaz to the city of El Callao, considered locally as the mining industry's capital, is incredibly scenic, with lush terrain as far as the eye can see.