Population: 0.116 million
Coordinates (decimal): 8.89°S, 36.5°W
Time Zone: E. South America Standard Time
Added by: George Mota
Garanhuns is a city in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, notable for being the hometown of Brazilian President Luiz InĂˇcio Lula da Silva, born in CaetĂ©s, which was a district of Garanhuns until 1963.
The city is often called "A Cidade das Flores", or "the City of Flowers", and "Cidade da Garoa", or the "Drizzle City". Garanhuns is most famous for the Festival de Inverno, or The Winter Festival, which it holds every year. During the winter, temperatures in Garanhuns can drop to 13 degrees Celsius, or 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This is quite cold for a city that is only few degrees south of the equator.
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