københavn

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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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)

København (købənˈhaun)
 
n
the Danish name for Copenhagen

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Copenhagen
lit. "merchant's port," from Dan. køber "merchant" (lit. "buyer") + havn "port."
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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.
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