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Encyclopedia > Callao region
Región Callao
Location of the Callao region in Peru
See other Peruvian regions
President Alexander Kouri Bumachar
Capital Callao
Area 146.98 km²
  - Total
  - Density

811 874 (2004 estimate)
5 523.7/km²
Subdivisions 1 province and 6 districts
  - Lowest
  - Highest

12°02'42" S
77°08'25" W
Main resources Fishing.
Poverty rate N/A
Percentage of country's GDP N/A
Dialing code 01
ISO 3166-2 PE-CAL
Official website: www.regioncallao.gob.pe

Callao is a region located in the central coast of Peru. It is bordered by the Lima Province on the east, north and south; and by the Pacific Ocean on the west. It includes the city of Callao, which is Peru's most important port, and the San Lorenzo, El Frontón, Cavinzas and Palomino islands. It is the country's smallest region. Callao is also home to the fast growing satellite city of Ventanilla. Image File history File links Location_of_Callao_region. ... The Political division of Peru has changed from time to time, beginning during the time after the nation obtained independence from Spain, until the present-day country. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article is about a city that serves as a center of government and politics. ... Callao (Spanish: El Callao) is the largest and most important port in Peru. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... Latitude,usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi, , gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the equator. ... Longitude is the east-west geographic coordinate measurement most commonly utilized in cartography and global navigation. ... Rainforest on Fatu-Hiva, Marquesas Islands Natural resources are naturally occurring substances that are considered valuable in their relatively unmodified (natural) form. ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... Lima Province is located in the central coast of Peru and is the only province in the country not belonging to any of the twenty-five regions. ... Callao (Spanish: El Callao) is the largest and most important port in Peru. ... Isla San Lorenzo is the largest island off the direct coast of Callao Region, Peru. ...

Political division

The Callao region is composed of only one province, the Constitutional Province of Callao (Spanish: Provincia Constitucional del Callao). A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... The Constitutional Province of Callao is the only province in the Callao Region of Peru. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Callao. ...

External links

  • Callao Region official website (in Spanish)

  Results from FactBites:
Callao, Peru (387 words)
Callao was founded in 1537, just two years after Lima (1535), and soon became the main port for Spanish commerce in the Pacific.
Callao is built on and around a peninsula, the district of La Punta, once a wealthy residential neighborhood.
Callao also several islands, San Lorenzo (currently a military base), El Frontón (a former high security prison), the Cavinzas, and the Palominos, where a large number of sea lions and sea birds live in a virtually untouched ecosystem.
Peru - Local and Regional Government (791 words)
Five of the regions held their first elections for regional assemblies on November 12, 1989, in conjunction with the municipal elections, and the other six regions held elections in conjunction with the April presidential elections.
By law each regional assembly consisted of provincial mayors (30 percent), directly elected representatives (40 percent), and delegates from institutions representative of the social, economic, and cultural activities of the region (30 percent).
The cutting of resources allocated to regional governments in the 1991 budget was a good indication of the constraints that regional governments would face for the foreseeable future.
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