Dragor is the principle metropolis and the seat of the municipal council of Dragor Municipality, which incorporates the village of Store Magleby. Dragor became based in the twelfth century, and grew speedy as a fishing port. In 1370, the Hanseatic League changed into granted some change privileges in the town. Dragor persevered to develop - as the home of one in every of the most important fishing fleets inside the united states and as a base for salting and processing fish. The first part of the name, Drag-, refers to drawing boats ashore. The finishing -ør is not unusual in Scandinavian placenames and method a beach blanketed in sand or gravel.
The place has a Dutch ancestry that is nevertheless much in proof. In the early sixteenth century, King Christian II invited a collection of farmers from the Netherlands at the time a extra agriculturally advanced kingdom than Denmark to settle in the location and convey meals for the royal family. Twenty-4 households arrived. They and their descendants settled within the village of Store Magleby. Tensions among the Dutch farmers of the inland and the Danish fishermen and sailors at the coast are still detectable now, with a sure rivalry between residents of Store Magleby and Dragor.