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11 Facts About Callao
Callao is Peru's chief seaport and home to its main airport, Jorge Chavez International Airport.
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El Callao was founded by Spanish colonists in 1537, just two years after Lima .
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Callao was never part of the Lima Department nor of any other departments.
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Callao is built on and around a peninsula, the district of La Punta, a wealthy residential neighborhood.
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Callao has several islands: San Lorenzo, El Fronton, the Cavinzas Islands, and the Palomino Islands, where numerous sea lions and sea birds live in a virtually untouched ecosystem.
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Regional matters are handled by the Regional Government of Callao, which is located in front of the Jorge Chavez International Airport.
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Rest of Callao Region is composed of the islands of San Lorenzo, El Fronton, Cavinzas and Palomino, which all together have an area of 17.
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Callao is the port city now fully integrated with Lima, the nation's capital.
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