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Braga a city and municipality in northwestern Portugal,
is the capital of the district of Braga, the oldest archdiocese and
one of the major cities of the country.
With a population of 128,138 in the city proper,
Braga is the fifth largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon (Lisboa),
Porto (Oporto), Amadora and Vila Nova de Gaia.
Including the suburban parishes, the municipality has a total
of 62 parishes and 170,858 inhabitants.
Braga is also the center of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Minho
with a population of 798,137 one of the fastest growing urban areas
in the European Union.
Under the Roman Empire, as Bracara Augusta,
it was capital of the province Gallaecia.
The urban area extends from the (river) Cavado to the (river) Este.
Braga is serviced by regional and fast trains to Porto and Lisbon.
The city of Oporto (Porto) is about 53 km.
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