Braga District

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Braga
District
LocalDistritoBraga.svg
Country Portugal
Region Norte
Historical province Minho
No. of municipalities 14
No. of parishes 515
Capital Braga
Area
 • Total 2,673 km2 (1,032 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 831,368
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
No. of parliamentary representatives 19

The district of Braga (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈbɾaɣɐ], Portuguese: Distrito de Braga) is a district in the northwest of Portugal. The district capital is the city of Braga, and it is bordered by the district of Viana do Castelo in the north, Vila Real in the east, and Porto in the south. Its area is 2,673 km² and it has a population of 831,368.

Municipalities[edit]

The district comprises 14 municipalities:

Summary of votes and seats won 1976-2011[edit]

e • d Summary of election results from Braga district, 1976-2011
Parties % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S
1976 1979 1980 1983 1985 1987 1991 1995 1999 2002 2005 2009 2011
PS 32.3 6 30.2 5 29.3 5 39.7 7 21.8 4 25.9 5 31.5 5 42.9 8 44.3 8 37.4 8 45.4 9 41.7 9 32.9 7
PSD 28.6 5 27.0 5 32.8 6 53.4 10 53.6 10 38.2 7 36.7 7 44.4 9 32.9 7 30.8 6 40.1 9
CDS-PP 25.2 4 18.3 3 14.0 2 5.9 1 5.6 1 10.7 1 8.9 1 9.3 1 7.8 1 9.7 2 10.4 2
PCP/APU/CDU 4.2 10.0 1 8.4 1 8.8 1 8.5 1 6.1 1 4.6 4.5 5.4 1 4.4 4.8 1 4.6 1 4.9 1
BE 1.2 1.7 4.6 7.8 1 4.2
AD 51.9 9 54.9 9
PRD 16.8 3 3.3
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

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Coordinates: 41°32′39″N 8°25′19″W / 41.54417°N 8.42194°W / 41.54417; -8.42194