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Copenhagen: In Danish, Kjobenhavn, the capital of Denmark, is first mentioned in 1027, by the name Hofn, "the haven," and in 1043 it was still a mere fishing village. Owing to its position it became a great resort for merchants, and to distinguish it from other havens was called Kaupmanna hofn or Kjobmannshavn, names translated by Saxo Grammaticus in the Twelfth Century as Portus Mercatorum, the "haven of the merchants."