Nunoa is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. Its inhabitants are primarily an established middle class, with some residents making up a part of the upper-middle class.
Nunoa boasts bustling public and private sector businesses and a public transportation system capable of reaching all parts of the municipality. Most of Nunoa's commercial activity is localized along the Irarrazaval Avenue, a 6-km road that runs across the entire municipality from east to west, and centered in Plaza Nunoa, an area known for its bohemian night life.
Nunoa is also home to Chiles largest football stadium and to Santiagos only mosque.
Nunoa has been chosen in 2007, for the third consecutive year, as the municipality with the highest living standard of Santiago.
Being the oldest commune of the traditional east part of Santiago, it has known to assimilate all the benefits of a big city while still maintaining its character as a traditional and residential commune.
Recently, the municipality's many attractions and convenient location have led to an increased desire by young urban professionals to live there. The commercial response has been to purchase properties on which to erect multiple-unit buildings, which has, triggered criticism from long-time residents.
Area: 16.9 km
Population: 149,205 people (2009 projection)
Average annual household income: US$47,368
Population below poverty line: 4.3% (2006)
Regional quality of life index: 87.66, high, 1 out of 52 (2005)
Human Development Index: 0.860, 6 out of 341 (2003)
Soledad Alvear, senator
Jorge Arrate, politician
Jose Balmes, painter
Fanny Pollarolo, former deputy
Mercedes Valdivieso, writer
Jose Miguel Varas, journalist
Fernando Villegas, writer and political commentator
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