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Where did the name Copenhagen come from?


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Answered 2010-02-07 18:15:36

Originally from the Danish name 'København', which means the 'Merchant's port' (Køber = merchant; havn = port). It may have passed via German to English, since it's 'Kopenhagen' in German. (Like other harbour cities around the rim of the Baltic sea there were traditionally a significant German minority in Copenhagen).

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