Nuñoa District

Nuñoa District is one of nine districts of the Melgar Province in Peru.[1]. The town of Nuñoa has become a destination for tourists as they start the climb to Macchu Picchu. The growth of this local tourist industry has been stimulating changes in society, as the anthropologist Morgan Hoke has shown in a study of the impact of tourist eateries, especially pizzerias, on dairy and cheese production and on consequently on women's participation in the Nuñoa economy.[2]

Country Peru
  MayorAtilio Rodo Huaman Tapara
  Total2,200.16 km2 (849.49 sq mi)
4,016 m (13,176 ft)
  Density6.2/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)


Some of the highest mountains of the district are listed below:[3]

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (83.60%) learnt to speak in childhood, 16.04 % of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[4]

See also


  1. (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. Berger, Michele W. (September 11, 2020). "Pizza, a nascent dairy industry, and infant health in the Peruvian highlands". Penn Today. Retrieved 2020-09-14.
  3. - UGEL map of the Melgar Province (Puno Region)
  4. Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)