Kiel Unabridged


[shles-wig-hohl-stahyn; German shleys-vik-hawl-shtahyn]
two contiguous duchies of Denmark that were a center of international tension in the 19th century: Prussia annexed Schleswig 1864 and Holstein 1866.
a state of N Germany, including the former duchies of Holstein and Lauenburg and part of Schleswig. 6073 sq. mi. (15,728 sq. km). Capital: Kiel. Unabridged
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Kiel (kiːl)
a port in N Germany, capital of Schleswig-Holstein state, on the Kiel Canal (connecting the North Sea with the Baltic): joined the Hanseatic League in 1284; became part of Denmark in 1773 and passed to Prussia in 1866; an important naval base in World Wars I and II; shipbuilding and engineering industries. Pop: 233 039 (2003 est)

Schleswig-Holstein (German ˈʃleːsvɪçˈhɔlʃtain)
a state of N Germany: drained chiefly by the River Elbe; mainly agricultural. Capital: Kiel. Pop: 2 823 000 (2003 est). Area: 15 658 sq km (6045 sq miles)

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