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.
However, apart from the girls, just one other associate went to prison. Tipped off about the drugs - collected at Callao, the port of Peruvian capital Lima where four cartel members made numerous trips ashore - the AFP boarded the Sea Princess when it docked in Sydney, at 6am on August 28, 2016 ... 'If I offend you, cry me a river ... .
LIMA (AP) — Perú puso fin el miércoles al uso obligatorio de mascarillas en lugares públicos de Lima, el vecino puerto del Callao y otras dos regiones cercanas a la capital, donde el 80% de los habitantes ya cuenta con ... .
Demonstrators, who took to the streets in cities, especially the national capital of Lima and neighbouring Callao, clashed with police and closed main roads to traffic ... Meanwhile, Castillo announced Tuesday that a curfew he decreed hours earlier in Lima and Callao was being lifted to contain protests ... ....
Peru's president announced Tuesday that a curfew he had decreed hours earlier in the capital Lima and neighboring port city of Callao was being lifted to contain protests ... On Tuesday, stores were closed, classes were suspended and public transportation was scarce in Lima and Callao, home to 10 million people.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's president on Tuesday lifted a curfew he had decreed less than a day earlier in the country's capital and ... Armed soldiers were deployed at strategic points in Peru's capital and the port of Callao, including the airport, gas stations and shopping centers.
... the country’s capital and its main port in a bid to quell sometimes violent protests over rising fuel and food prices ... Armed soldiers were deployed at strategic points in Peru’s capital and the port of Callao, including the airport, gas stations and shopping centers.
Lima, Apr 5 (EFE).- A one-day curfew ordered by leftist PresidentPedroCastillo’s administration for the Peruvian provinces of Lima and Callao triggered surprise and confusion on Tuesday in this capital ... capital’s east side – to pick up people in need of a ride.
Peruvian PresidentPedroCastillo has imposed a curfew in the capital, Lima, and the port city of Callao following nationwide protests over rising fuel and fertiliser prices ... He also declared a state of emergency for Lima and Callao, suspending some rights such as freedom of assembly and the right to circulate freely ... More on this story ... Top Stories ... .
PresidentPedroCastillo said the cabinet approved the decision to ban people from leaving their homes from Tuesday morning until midnight in the capital Lima and neighboring Callao... The president justified the curbs, saying certain groups were planning violence to block the movement of trucks into the provinces of Lima and Callao ... EFE.