Braham is a city in Isanti and Kanabec counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 1,793 at the 2010 census.
Braham is 12 miles north of Cambridge, 15 miles southwest of Pine City, 16 miles south-southeast of Mora, and 12 miles west of Rush City.
A post office called Braham has been in operation since 1891. The city was named by railroad officials.
Every year on the first Friday in August, the people of Braham celebrate Pie Day. This celebration includes craft sales, music, food stands, games, and entertainment, and various types of pie.
Braham was declared the Pie Capital of Minnesota by former Governor Rudy Perpich in 1990. Braham became famous for its pie in the 1930s and 1940s when Minnesotans would take the "shortcut to Duluth through Braham." While taking this "shortcut," people would stop in Braham and visit the Park Cafe, the cafe that made Braham pie famous. Pie Day began in July 1990, after Independence Day, as an ice-cream social for fundraising and other charitable activities. The date was changed to the first Friday in August when the Isanti County Historical Society took charge of the event in 1992.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.62 square miles (4.20 km2), of which 1.61 square miles (4.17 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
Braham is along Lower Stanchfield Branch.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,793 people, 708 households, and 457 families living in the city.