Mariscal Nieto Province

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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
Country Peru
Region Moquegua
Founded April 3, 1936
Capital Moquegua
 • Mayor Edmundo Eliseo Coayla Olivera (2007)
 • Total 8,671.58 km2 (3,348.12 sq mi)
Elevation 1,410 m (4,630 ft)
 • Total 70,460
 • Density 8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
Cathedral of Moquegua

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.



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

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into six districts, which are:

District Capital Mayor
Moquegua Moquegua Edmundo Eliseo Coayla Olivera
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 groups[edit]

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]


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

External links[edit]

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