Atuncolla District

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Sillustani and Lake Umayo
Coordinates: 15°41′17″S 70°08′39″W / 15.68806°S 70.14417°W / -15.68806; -70.14417Coordinates: 15°41′17″S 70°08′39″W / 15.68806°S 70.14417°W / -15.68806; -70.14417
Country  Peru
Region Puno
Province Puno
Capital Atuncolla
 • Mayor Nestor Quispe Ito
 • Total 124.74 km2 (48.16 sq mi)
Elevation 3,822 m (12,539 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 3,984
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 210104

Atuncolla District is one of fifteen districts of Puno Province in Peru.[1]

Canihua (Chenopodium pallidicaule) is one of the few crops that can be cultivated at the high elevations of Atuncolla district.

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the first language which the majority of the population (90.06%) learnt to speak in childhood, 9.23% of the residents speak Spanish as a first language. (2007 Peru Census).[2]

Church in Sillustani, Atuncolla district.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.‹The template Wayback is being considered for merging.› . Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.‹The template Wayback is being considered for merging.›  INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)