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Callao Peru established in 1537 is the most important port of the country. The city was repeatedly damaged by earthquakes and was rebuilt a few times. The importance of Callao in Peru as a commercial center is growing with time. The city is situated in the province of Callao.

A major portion of the trade of Peru is carried through the port city of Callao in Peru. The bulk of exports and imports of the whole country depends on the port city of Callao in Peru. The items exported through this port are petroleum, minerals, cotton, sugar, coffee, etc. Callao Peru also has a dockyard.

The proximity to Lima helped in the development of the city of Callao in Peru. It is a part of the Lima Metropolitan area. The Jorge Chavez International Airport of Lima is also located in Callao Peru. This airport in the city of Callao in Peru connects this part of the country with the world.

The Fortaleza del Real Felipe Fortress is one of the tourist attractions of the city. The structure built in a layout shaped like a pentagon is an important part of the history of Callao Peru. The other attractions in and around the city include churches, a naval base and a museum.

The importance of Callao Peru is mostly due to its significance as a commercial center. However in recent times Callao has also become a tourist destination in Peru. The humid climate of the place is due to the nearness to the sea.

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