The country of Portugal is divided into Provinces.
Full Province info on Wikipedia, including a nice map.
Within Portugal, one of the two northernmost provinces is Minho.
Minho Province includes the districts of Braga and Viana do Castelo.
Minho Province includes the northernmost beaches on the Atlantic, and the northern coast with Spain. Its southern border is with the Duoro Province and the Porto District.
Minho Province contains Braga District.
Braga District reaches as far west as Esposende, which is where the beach is.
Braga District contains 14 Municipalities/Concelhos, one of which is the municipality of Braga.
Map of 14 Braga Municipalities/Concelhos.
Check out the 37 parishes of Braga district, and see a nice map.
In US terms, these are the towns that make up the ‘metro area’ of Braga.
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