Area or Surface: 15,734 km².
Main Resources: olives, avocados and copper.
Population: 134,000 inhabitants. The capital is Moquegua and has 35,677 inhabitants.
Number of Provinces and Districts: 3 provinces and 20 districts.
Date of Department Foundation: January 2, 1857.
Typical Foods: patasca, moqueguana, fried rabbit, cacharrada.
Weather: The average temperature is 22° C (72° F).