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Frae left tae right: Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga Cathedral, Braga Baixa, Republic Square, Municipal Palace
Frae left tae right: Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga Cathedral, Braga Baixa, Republic Square, Municipal Palace
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Kintra Portugal
Intermunic. comm.Cávado
 • PresesRicardo Bruno Antunes Machado Rio (PSD)
 • Total183.40 km2 (70.81 sq mi)
200 m (700 ft)
Highest elevation
558 m (1,831 ft)
 • Tot181,494
 • Density990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Postal code
Aurie code253
Coordinates41°33′4″N 8°25′42″W / 41.55111°N 8.42833°W / 41.55111; -8.42833Coordinates: 41°33′4″N 8°25′42″W / 41.55111°N 8.42833°W / 41.55111; -8.42833

Braga [Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈbɾaɣɐ] ( listen)] (Laitin: Bracara Augusta) is a ceety an a municipality in the northwastren Portuguese destrict o Braga, in the historical an cultural Minho Province. The ceety haes 137,000 indwallers, an the municipality, which includes 37 ceevil pairishes haes a resident population o 181,494 indwallers (in 2011),[1] representin the seivent lairgest municipality in Portugal (bi population). Its aurie is 183.40 km².[2] Its agglomeratit urban aurie extends frae the Cávado River tae the Este River. The ceety wis the European Youth Caipital in 2012.[3] It is host tae the airchdiocese, the auldest in Portugal. Unner the Roman Empire, kent as Bracara Augusta, the settlement wis centre o the province o Gallaecia. Braga is a major hub for inland Northren Portugal.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Braga is twinned wi:[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. Eurostat Archived 6 September 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Braga 2012 Capital Europeia da Juventude (in Portuguese), Braga, Portugal, 2012, retrieved 19 April 2012
  4. "Geminações de Cidades e Vilas" (in Portuguese). Associação Nacional de Municípios Portugueses. Retrieved 2015-02-11.
  5. "National Commission for Decentralised cooperation". Délégation pour l’Action Extérieure des Collectivités Territoriales (Ministère des Affaires étrangères) (in French). Retrieved 26 December 2013.[deid airtin]
  6. "Puteaux - Qu'est-ce que le jumelage?". Mairie de Puteaux [Puteaux Official Website] (in French). Archived frae the oreeginal on 26 November 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013.