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Noun: Hamburg  'ham,burg
  1. A port city in northern Germany on the Elbe River that was founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century and is today the largest port in Germany; in 1241 it formed an alliance with Lubeck that became the basis for the Hanseatic League

Derived forms: Hamburgs

Type of: city, metropolis, port, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: Deutschland, Federal Republic of Germany, FRG, Germany, Hanseatic League

Encyclopedia: Hamburg, New Jersey