Braga District

The district of Braga (Portuguese: Distrito de Braga [ˈbɾaɣɐ] (About this soundlisten)) 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, Spain (Galicia) in the northeast and Porto in the south. Its area is 2,673 km² and it has a population of 831,368.

Braga
Coat of arms of Braga
Coat of arms
LocalDistritoBraga.svg
CountryPortugal
RegionNorte
Historical provinceMinho
No. of municipalities14
No. of parishes515
CapitalBraga
Area
 • Total2,673 km2 (1,032 sq mi)
Population
 • Total831,368
 • Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codePT-03
No. of parliamentary representatives19

MunicipalitiesEdit

The district comprises 14 municipalities:

Summary of votes and seats won 1976-2019Edit

e • d Summary of election results from Braga district, 1976-2019
Parties % S % S % 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 2015 2019
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 30.9 7 36.4 8
PSD 28.6 5 In AD 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 In PàF 34.1 8
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 4.1 1
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 5.2 1 4.0
AD 51.9 9 54.9 9
PRD 16.8 3 3.3
BE 1.2 1.7 4.6 7.8 1 4.2 8.8 1 8.9 2
PàF 45.6 10
Total seats 15 16 17 16 17 18 19
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