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.

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]