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A city of northwest Portugal north-northeast of Porto. A major ecclesiastical center since the Christian reconquest of the city from the Moors in the 11th century, it is the seat of the archbishop and primate of the Roman Catholic Church in Portugal.
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(Portuguese ˈbrɑːɡə)
(Placename) a city in N Portugal: capital of the Roman province of Lusitania; 12th-century cathedral, seat of the Primate of Portugal. Pop: 164 193 (2001). Ancient name: Bracara Augusta
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(ˈbrɑ gə)

a city in N Portugal: an ecclesiastical center. 63,033.
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Noun1.Braga - an ancient city in northern Portugal
Portugal, Portuguese Republic - a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
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