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Bragança (bragänˈsə) [key] or Braganza –zə, town (1991 est. pop. 15,624), capital of Bragança dist., NE Portugal, in Trás-os-Montes. It is of interest because of its castle, seat of the Braganza family, long the royal family of Portugal (1640–1910).

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