Copenhagen

Copenhagen

[koh-puhn-hey-guhn, -hah-, koh-puhn-hey-, -hah-]
noun
a seaport in and the capital of Denmark, on the E coast of Zealand.
Danish København.
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Denmark

[den-mahrk]
noun
a kingdom in N Europe, on the Jutland peninsula and adjacent islands. 16,576 sq. mi. (42,930 sq. km). Capital: Copenhagen.

pro-Denmark, adjective
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Copenhagen (ˌkəʊpənˈheɪɡən, -ˈhɑː-, ˈkəʊpənˌheɪ-, -ˌhɑː-)
 
n
Danish name: København 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)

Denmark (ˈdɛnmɑːk)
 
n
Danish name: Danmark a kingdom in N Europe, between the Baltic and the North Sea: consists of the mainland of Jutland and about 100 inhabited islands (chiefly Zealand, Lolland, Funen, Falster, Langeland, and Bornholm); extended its territory throughout the Middle Ages, ruling Sweden until 1523 and Norway until 1814, and incorporating Greenland as a province from 1953 to 1979; joined the Common Market (now the EU) in 1973; an important exporter of dairy produce. Language: Danish. Religion: Christian, Lutheran majority. Currency: krone. Capital: Copenhagen. Pop: 5 375 000 (2004 est). Area: 43 031 sq km (16 614 sq miles)Related: Danish
 
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Copenhagen
lit. "merchant's port," from Dan. køber "merchant" (lit. "buyer") + havn "port."

Denmark
from Dane, the people's name, + Dan. mark "border."
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Copenhagen definition


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

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

Denmark definition


Constitutional monarchy in northern Europe, bordered by the North Sea to the west, the Skagerrak and the Kattegat Straits to the north, the Baltic Sea to the east, and Germany to the south.

Note: Denmark became a member of NATO in 1949, breaking its tradition of neutrality.
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