Marcona District

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Coat of arms of Marcona
Coat of arms
Country  Peru
Region Ica
Province Nazca
Founded May 10, 1955
Capital San Juan
 • Mayor Joel Roberto Rosales Pacheco
 • Total 1,955.36 km2 (754.97 sq mi)
Elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 11,570
 • Density 5.9/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 110304

Marcona District is one of five districts of the province Nazca in Peru.[1] The district capital is San Juan de Marcona a port on the Pacific coast.

Marcona Mine[edit]

The major industry in the Marcona District is the Marcona Mine, an open-pit iron mine. The mine was acquired in 1992 by Shougang Corporation a state owned Chinese corporation which does business locally as Shougang Hiero Peru.[2][3]


In addition to mining, there is trade and commercial fishing.


  1. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ "Tensions Over Chinese Mining Venture in Peru" article by Simon Romero in The New York Times August 14, 2010, accessed August 14, 2010
  3. ^ Info portal at InfoMine.Com

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Coordinates: 15°21′42″S 75°10′00″W / 15.3617°S 75.1666°W / -15.3617; -75.1666