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Bremen

[brem-uh n; German brey-muh n] /ˈbrɛm ən; German ˈbreɪ mən/
noun
1.
a state in NW Germany. 156 sq. mi. (405 sq. km).
2.
a port in and the capital of this state, on the Weser River: formerly a member of the Hanseatic League.
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Bremen

/ˈbreɪmən/
noun
1.
a state of NW Germany, centred on the city of Bremen and its outport Bremerhaven. Pop: 663 000 (2003 est). Area: 404 sq km (156 sq miles)
2.
an industrial city and port in NW Germany, on the Weser estuary. Pop: 544 853 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for Bremen

city in Germany, from Old Saxon bremo "edge" (related to English brim (n.)), in reference to its site on a river bank.

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