Map showing the location of the Cávado
Cávado is a subregion that is integrated in the Portuguese region of Norte. It has 6 municipalities or concelhos (in Portuguese) and is centered in the city of Braga (pop. 153,000). With an area of 1,243 km² and a population of 404,681 inhabitants, it is one of the most densely populated subregions of Portugal. Its name is derived from the Cávado River that drains a large part of its territory. It borders the Ave Subregion and Grande Porto Subregion to the south, Tâmega Subregion e Alto Trás-os-Montes Subregion to the east, Minho-Lima Subregion to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
Its municipalities are:
Coordinates: 41°32′39″N 8°25′19″W / 41.54417°N 8.42194°W