A city of west-central Peru on the Pacific Ocean near Lima. Founded in 1537, it is Peru's largest port.
(place) Seaport in W Peru.
Callao Sentence Examples
A branch of the Callao & Oroya railway is also projected southward to Cuzco, and reached Huancayo in 1908.
They left Callao on the 21st of December 1605, and in the following year discovered the island now known as Espiritu Santo, one of the New Hebrides group, which De Quiros, under the impression that it was indeed the land of which he was in search, named La Austrialia del Espiritu Santo.
After a voyage of eighty days across the Pacific, Mendana discovered the Solomon Islands; and the expedition returned in safety to Callao.
The appearance of Drake on the Peruvian coast led to an expedition being fitted out at Callao, to go in chase of him, under the command of Pedro Sarmiento.