Callao District

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Coat of arms of Callao
Coat of arms
Location of Callao in the Constitutional Province of Callao
Location of Callao in the Constitutional Province of Callao
Country  Peru
Region Callao
Province Constitutional Province of Callao
Founded August 20, 1836
Capital Callao
Subdivisions 1 populated center
 • Mayor Felix Manuel Moreno Caballero
 • Total 45.65 km2 (17.63 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 389,579
 • Density 8,500/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 070101

Callao is one of the seven districts of the Constitutional Province of Callao in the Callao Region, Peru. It is also the downtown district of the city of Callao.

The Chillón River marks the district's northern border with Ventanilla. On the east, the Callao district is bordered by the Carmen de la Legua-Reynoso as well as the Lima Province's districts of San Martín de Porres and downtown Lima. The Bellavista and the La Perla districts are located to the southeast, while La Punta borders the district on the west. The Pacific Ocean borders the province on the west and south.

Since Jorge Chávez International Airport as well as Peru's main seaport are located in this district, Callao is the largest port of entry to Peru.

The city of Callao forms a conurbation with Lima and thus, the district is economically, socially and culturally integrated with this city. (See: Lima and Callao Metropolitan Area).

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