Braga, Portugal

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Braga, is a city in the municipality of Braga in northwestern Portuguese district of Braga, considered the oldest Christian archdiocese in the country and one of the oldest in the world. Under the Roman Empire, known as Bracara Augusta, the settlement was centre of the province of Gallaecia.

With a total urban population of 175,063 inhabitants, Braga is the third-largest city in Portugal (after Lisbon and Porto), including the city and suburban parishes; the municipality, which includes 62 parishes, has a population in 2011 of approximately 181,819 inhabitants (the seventh largest municipality in Portugal by population). Its agglomerated urban area extends from the Cavado River to the Easte River. Braga is also the seat of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Minho, which includes a population of 826,833 (2007 statistics), considered one of the fastest growing urban areas in the European Union.

In 2012, the city was awarded with the title European Youth Capital 2012.

Here go 10 facts about Portugal:

Fact 1:
The capital city of Portugal is Lisbon.
Fact 2:
The country of Portugal was founded in 1152.
Fact 3:
The Portuguese slave trade was outlawed in 1850.
Fact 4:
The religion of Portugal is 94% Roman Catholic.
Fact 5:
Portugal is most famous for its Port Wine, Azulejoc and Salted Cod.
Fact 6:
The dialling code for Portugal is (00) 351.
Fact 7:
Portugal has been part of the EU for almost 20 years.
Fact 8:
Famous Portuguese poets include Luis de Camoes and Fernando Pessoa.
Fact 9:
The month of June holds festivities dedicated to three saints known as Santos Populares.
Fact 10:
Each region of Portugal has its own traditional dishes made from meat and seafood.

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