Cuxhaven (kŏksˈhäfən) [key], city (1994 pop. 56,000), Lower Saxony, N Germany, at the mouth of the Elbe River. A North Sea fishing and shipping port, it is also a summer resort. Shipbuilding and fish-processing are its chief industries. From 1394 to 1937, Cuxhaven was held by Hamburg.
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