Næstved nĕst´vĕᵺ [key], city (1992 pop. 38,185), Storstrøm co., SE Denmark. It is a seaport, linked (since 1938) with the Karrebæk Fjord (an arm of the Store Bælt) by a 5-mi (8.1-km) canal. It is also an industrial center and a rail junction.
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