The main productive activity is in agriculture and sheeps. To less degree are minery and handicrafts. Agriculture is nevertheless weak and with very little technology, quite primitive. There is a growing, yet small, industry of cheese and some beverages. The living conditions are very primitive specially in the highlands and high valleys. In Mizque the Catholic church has a strong presence with several missions, churches and other infrastructure which belong to the Franciscan priests, missioneries of Jesus, a peruvian order, and several others found in the zones of Tin Tin and Vila Vila. The church of our Lady of Burgos, found in the main square of the town of Mique, was built in the years 1585-1613 and rebuilt in 1825. Most of the province's people have folkloric instruments like the jula jula, tarka, lechewayus and the charango.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The Mizque province was created in June 24th, 1876, dividing it into one city, three sections and three sucsections, of which we can highlight the following; Molinedo, Taboada, Tin Tin, Cauta and Vicho Vicho. There are an aproximate 60000 inhabitants living in this province of which most live in the rural areas. This province has a rather dry climate, with scarce and irregular rains. The average temperature runs between 16 and 18 degrees celsius. During winter the temperature drops, reaching frequently cero degrees. Mizque is found in a climate zone with scarcity of water. However there are reasonable water reserves which are not being used, according to studies done by the Universidad Mayor de San Simón.