Turuçu

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Turuçu
Municipality
Flag of Turuçu
Coat of arms of Turuçu
Location in Rio Grande do Sul state
Location in Rio Grande do Sul state
Turuçu is located in Brazil
Turuçu
Turuçu
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 31°25′8″S 52°10′30″W / 31.41889°S 52.17500°W / -31.41889; -52.17500Coordinates: 31°25′8″S 52°10′30″W / 31.41889°S 52.17500°W / -31.41889; -52.17500
Country Brazil
StateRio Grande do Sul
Meso-regionSudeste Rio-Grandense
Micro-regionPelotas
Area
 • Total253.64 km2 (97.93 sq mi)
Elevation
30 m (100 ft)
Population
 (2020 [1])
 • Total3,423
 • Density13/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
Websitewww.turucu.rs.gov.br

Turuçu is a Brazilian municipality in the southeastern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It is nicknamed the National Capital of the Chili Pepper (Capital Nacional da Pimenta Vermelha). The population is 3,423 (2020 est.) in an area of 253.64 km².[2] The name comes from a local Native American language. It lies close to the Lagoa dos Patos, a lagoon connected with the Atlantic Ocean.

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