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The fishing village of Dragor lies within the latitude and longitude of 55 o 60 ' N, 12 o 68 ' E and has a population of 11,000 inhabitants. The little town of Dragor lies on the east coast of Amager
Island and holds almost 50 houses. Dragor is a popular holiday resort which has retained its character of a rural fishing village and is situated 5 km south of Copenhagen's Kastrup Airport. This old sea facing town on the island of Amager is filled with well-preserved 18th-century cottages which are half-timbered with steep red-tiled and thatched roofs, some of which are protected by the National Trust.

History of Dragor
Dragor in the early Middle Ages, was a busy port on the Baltic Sea and when fishing became less fritful it turned into another less important water facing village. After 1520, Dragor was inhabited by the Dutch, who brought their love for agriculture and appreciation of bulb flowers. Even today you will still see the local Amager Dutch locals selling hyacinths, tulips, daffodils, and lilies.



Attractions of Dragor
The Dragor museum- The exhibits at this harbor facing museum show how the Amager Dutch lived from the prehistoric times to the20th century. The various occupations of these people including farming, goose-breeding, seafaring, fishing and ship salvaging have also been displayed here.

The Amager Museum- This is a rich treasure trove of historic treasures. The exhibits personifies the affluence achieved by the Amager Dutch with the help of rich textiles made with fine embroidery.

The fishing village of Dragor is not only a popular holiday resort but it also houses a treasure trove of historic relics of the Amager Dutch.
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