Turuçu

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Turuçu
Municipality
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
State Rio Grande do Sul
Meso-region Sudeste Rio-Grandense
Micro-region Pelotas
Area
 • Total 253.64 km2 (97.93 sq mi)
Elevation 30 m (100 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 3,596
 • Density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Website www.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 3,596 (2015 est.) in an area of 253.64 km².[1] 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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