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Copenhagen

[koh-puh n-hey-guh n, -hah-, koh-puh n-hey-, -hah-]
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noun
  1. a seaport in and the capital of Denmark, on the E coast of Zealand.
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Danish København.
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British Dictionary definitions for københavn

København

noun
  1. the Danish name for Copenhagen
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Copenhagen

noun
  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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Word Origin and History for københavn

Copenhagen

capital of Denmark, literally "merchant's port," from Danish køber "merchant," literally "buyer" (see cheap (adj.)), + havn "port" (see haven).

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københavn in Culture

Copenhagen

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

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Note

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