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Moquegua is a department in Peru. The capital is the city of Moquegua.

The department is divided in 3 provinces.

Province (Capital)

  1. General Sánchez Cerro (Omate)
  2. Ilo (Ilo)
  3. Mariscal Nieto (Moquegua)

Peru | Political division
Regions of Peru
Amazonas | Ancash | Apurímac | Arequipa | Ayacucho | Cajamarca | Callao | Cusco | Huancavelica | Huánuco | Ica | Junín | La Libertad | Lambayeque | Lima Metropolitana | Lima Provincias | Loreto | Madre de Dios | Moquegua | Pasco | Piura | Puno | San Martín | Tacna | Tumbes | Ucayali

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Moquegua - LoveToKnow 1911 (236 words)
MOQUEGUA, a maritime province of southern Peru, bounded N. by the departments of Arequipa and Puno, and S. by the republic of Chile.
Eastern Moquegua is volcanic, and is broken by the high range that forms the western rim of the Titicaca basin.
Moquegua was formerly one of the three provinces forming a department of the same name.
Cities & Destinations - Welcome to the Official Site for the Promotion of Peru - PromPeru (221 words)
The department of Moquegua possesses a varied terrain with gorges and valleys, desert and rocky zones, and rich soil perfect for agriculture, especially cultivating wine grapes.
Life moves at a slower pace in cities like Moquegua that is characterized by its traditional houses with slanted roofs, its sunny climate the whole year long, and the production of excellent piscos, fruit, and desserts.
There are several, small picturesque towns dotting the department of Moquegua such as Torata with its impressive eighteenth century mills that still use stone to grind and its homes with slanted roofs and the fertile valleys like that of Omate, famous for its fruit and river shrimp.
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