Braga, City of

   City and capital of Braga district in the Minho province, northwest Portugal. The population is about 60,000. As a city in Roman-ruled Lusitania, its name was "Bracara Augusta." Historic sites include Roman ruins and a 12th-century cathedral. The city had an important traditional role in the Catholic Church and in medieval Christianity. More recently, Braga was noted as the place where General Gomes da Costa, on 28 May 1926, made his initial pronunciamento of military rebellion against the parliamentary First Republic, and where the "march on Lisbon" by rebel military units began.

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