Cávado is a subregion that is integrated in the Portuguese region of Norte. It has 6 municipalities or Concelhos (in Portuguese) and is centered in the city of Braga (pop. 153,000). With an area of 1,243 km² and a population of 404,681 inhabitants, it is one of the most densely populated subregions of Portugal. Its name is derived from the River Cávado that drains a large part of its territory. It borders the subregions of Ave and Grande Porto to the south, Tâmega e Alto Trás-os-Montes to the east, Minho-Lima to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
Its municipalities are: