Mariscal Nieto Province

The Mariscal Nieto Province (Spanish mariscal marshal) is the largest of three provinces that make up the Moquegua Region of Peru.[1][2] The capital of the province is the city of Moquegua.

Mariscal Nieto
Plaza de Armas in the capital Moquegua
Plaza de Armas in the capital Moquegua
Location of Mariscal Nieto in the Moquegua Region
Location of Mariscal Nieto in the Moquegua Region
CountryPeru
RegionMoquegua
FoundedApril 3, 1936
CapitalMoquegua
Government
 • MayorAbraham Alejandro Cárdenas Romero
(2019-2022)
Area
 • Total8,671.58 km2 (3,348.12 sq mi)
Elevation
1,410 m (4,630 ft)
Population
 • Total85,349
 • Density9.8/km2 (25/sq mi)
UBIGEO1801
Websitehttp://www.munimoquegua.gob.pe
Cathedral of Moquegua

BoundariesEdit

GeographyEdit

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

Political divisionEdit

The province is divided into six districts, which are:

District Capital Mayor
Moquegua Moquegua Abraham Alejandro Cárdenas Romero
Carumas Carumas Luis Victor Salas Casilla
Cuchumbaya Cuchumbaya Guido Maquera Cuayla
Samegua Samegua Renso Milthon Florencio Quiroz Vargas
San Cristóbal Calacoa Rogelio Leonardo Vizcarra Taco
Torata Torata Higinio Zoilo Cabana Diaz

Ethnic groupsEdit

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Aymara and Quechua descent. Spanish, however, is the language which the majority of the population (79.51%) learnt to speak in childhood, 15.65% of the residents started speaking using the Aymara language and 4.45% using Quechua (2007 Peru Census).[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) INEI
  2. ^ (in Spanish) IPAM
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Mariscal Nieto Province (Tacna Region)
  4. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 17°12′S 70°56′W / 17.200°S 70.933°W / -17.200; -70.933