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School of Law of the University of Minho

University of Minho - School of Law

Braga and Minho Region

Braga is one of the oldest Portuguese cities and one of the oldest cities in the world. It was founded in Roman times and was named Bracara Augusta and boasts more than 2,000 years of history. It has, nevertheless, one of the youngest populations in Europe (it was proclaimed to be the European city with the youngest residents in 1989 and was the European Capital of Youth in 2012), which makes it a highly dynamic and energetic city. Braga is situated on the northern coast of Portugal, in the Minho region, which borders Galicia (Spain), in the north, and the Atlantic Ocean, on the west.