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Turuçu, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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Turuçu, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 7 August 2020

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An ascending east-west diagonal, green-white-yellow, with a narrow blue band in the middle of the white stripe, and with the municipal arms in the centre.

Official website at
Dirk Sch÷nberger, 30 April 2012

The flag of Turušu is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 31 promulgated on 17 July 1997. The Law does not describe the flag.
Leis Municipais database

The coat of arms of Turušu is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 51 promulgated on 17 November 1997.

Article 1.
The coat of arms symbolizes the municipality's products, featuring a pepper, leather, a bovine, maize and rice. The river that is the municipality's namesake.
Also a house and a tree.

Article 2.
The shield is surmounted by a crown symbolizing power, dignity and union. Beneath the shield, a wavy scroll bears the municipality's name.
Leis Municipais database


ReRed pepper cultivation is Turušu 's main source of income. Acreage decreased from 240 ha in 1998/1999 to 40 ha in 2005/2006. Fruit yield decreased from 12,6 t/ha to 10,5 t/ha but production was concentrated to 50 families in 2005-2006 instead of 150 in 1998-1999. The conventional production system requires an average of 10 pesticide sprayings every season to get rid of insect pests and fungal diseases. Transition to integrated production, and later to an organic production, with a certification scheme was recommended. A new method of fruit drying,yielding a product of homogeneous quality with less contaminants was designed by Pelotas Federal University.
R.C. Hellwig, L.C. Belarmino, E. M. Palmeira. 2006. CertificašŃo internacional para a pimenta vermelha do municÝpio de Turušu-RS: Uma proposta exploratˇria. Revista Académica de Economía, 71

Ivan Sache, 7 August 2020

Turuçu, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 7 August 2020

This variant of the flag places the arms on the blue and white stripes without a central white disk.

Ivan Sache, 7 August 2020