[ koh-puhn-hey-guhn, -hah-, koh-puhn-hey-, -hah- ]

  1. a seaport in and the capital of Denmark, on the eastern coast of Zealand.

  • Danish Kø·ben·havn [kœ-buhn-houn] /ˌkœ bənˈhaʊn/ .

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British Dictionary definitions for Copenhagen


/ (ˌkəʊpənˈheɪɡən, -ˈhɑː-, ˈkəʊpənˌheɪ-, -ˌhɑː-) /

  1. the capital of Denmark, a port on Zealand and the Amager Islands on a site inhabited for some 6000 years: exports chiefly agricultural products; iron and steel works; university (1479). Pop: 501 664 (2004 est): Danish name: København

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Cultural definitions for Copenhagen


Capital of Denmark and largest city in the country, located in eastern Denmark; the country's chief commercial, industrial, and cultural center.

Notes for Copenhagen

Called the “Paris of the north” because of its similar charm.

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