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city (1991 est. pop. 86,316), capital of Braga dist., NW Portugal, in Minho. It is an agricultural trade center that produces electronics, textiles, and firearms. The ancient Bracara Augusta, it had considerable importance in Roman days, but was of much more importance in the Middle Ages as the see of the bishop of Braga, who rivaled the bishop of Toledo in power. As the seat of Portugal's titular primate, the city is still a religious center. In the old cathedral is the tomb of Henry of Burgundy. Nearby is the well-known pilgrimage site of Bom Jesus doMonte.
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an old Russian national beverage with a low alcohol content (up to 1.5 percent alcohol by volume). Product of alcoholic fermentation.

Braga is made from a mixture of rye malt and dry kvass, hops, and sugar, by drawing the raw grain material, mixing the must with sugar syrup, and then fermenting it with more hops. Braga is an opaque brown liquid that tastes like beer. At a temperature of 20° C, braga will keep for at least five days.

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a city in N Portugal: capital of the Roman province of Lusitania; 12th-century cathedral, seat of the Primate of Portugal. Pop.: 164 193 (2001)
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'Davao City is known for its rich culture since it is the melting pot of the diverse tribal and ethnic groups,' Braga said in the proposed ordinance.
Jordao made his breakthrough at Uniao de Leiria in Portugal where he made a first-team debut aged 16 and scored four goals in 21 appearances in his debut season, before joining Braga and then Lazio.
My reason for being in Braga was that a Portuguese couple now living together in Cambridge for almost six years decided they wanted a child.
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O trabalho como au pair, em meados dos anos cinquenta, em Inglaterra, possibilitou a Maria Ondina Braga a vivencia com uma familia inglesa e uma familia escocesa de cujas criancas cuidava.
Braga himself informed the players about the club's move following Saturday's training session.
Neste cenario, a opcao positivista de Teofilo Braga, pretende ser uma possibilidade de encontrar a resposta para as questoes capazes de estabelecerem a unidade numa sociedade plural, logo secular--em especial a da perfetibilidade (progresso), associada aos valores e saberes que o modelo educativo deve disseminar.
Braga had ridden them in the late 1970s and started his "second childhood'' in 2010.