Havel

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biographical name Ha·vel \ ˈhä-vel , -vəl \

Definition of Havel

Vá*clav play \ˈvät-ˌsläf\ 1936–2011 Czech writer and politician; president of Czechoslovakia (1989–92); president of Czech Republic (1993–2003)

Havel

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geographical name Ha·vel \ ˈhä-fᵊl \

Definition of Havel

river 212 miles (341 kilometers) long in northeastern Germany flowing southwest through Berlin into the Elbe River

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