District Area: 3,503 km2
Name and Etymology:
Nuku was formerly known as Nuku Station. Sandaun Province is named for the Tok Pisin word derived from English "sundown."
The economy of the district is largely based on subsistence farming.
Nuku district was included in German New Guinea until World War I when it passed to Australian administration until independence in 1975. The major language of Nuku proper is Meher, a Sepik language, while the district has a high diversity of Torricelli languages.