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Tio Hugo, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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

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The municipality of Tio Hugo (2,724 inhabitants in 2010; 11,420 ha) is located 250 km north-west of Porto Alegre.
The municipality of Tio Hugo was established by State Law No. 10,764 promulgated on 16 April 1996, separating from Victor Graeff, Ernestina and Ibirapuitã, and inaugurated on 1 January 2001.

The municipality's odd name (Uncle Hugo) is connected to the building of road BR386, which was completed in 1968. In 1963, Hugo André Loreno established at km 214 a petrol station on behalf of the national company, Petrobrás. Extremely appreciated by his customers, neighbors and friends, he was nicknamed Uncle Hugo. The town developed by the Rabello company during the building of road 386 was soon named for him.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 7 August 2020


A blue-yellow-green horizontal tricolour with the municipal coat of arms centred in a white oval.
Dirk Schönberger, 24 April 2012

Yellow represents wealth.
Red represents justice and power.
Green represents the natural environment.
White (silver) represents prudence and history.
Blue represents life and fraternity.
Black represents prudence and protection.

On the coat of arms, the sun represents dawn, life and resources.
The hills represent the arable lands, the base of agriculture in the municipality.
The river and the lake represent the source of energy that boosts hydro-electricity, a legacy of the municipality's territorial division.
The cogwheel represents Industry and Commerce.
The cloverleaf interchange, the municipality's landmark, highlights the importance of the municipality's location for its prosperity.
The truck transporting good represents the municipality's existence.
The soybean and wheat plants, the bovine and the bird represent the main sources of income for the rural estates.
The scroll represents protection and justice.
The three-gated mural crown represents the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary Powers.
Municipal website

Photos of the cloverleaf interchange


Ivan Sache, 7 August 2020