Dragør Municipality


Dragør Municipality
A narrow street in Dragør
The Dragør Strand Hotel in Amager's historic old town of Dragør.
Location in Denmark

Dragør Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Copenhagen County on the southern coast of the island of Amager just east of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 18 km², and has a total population of 13,411 (2009). Its mayor is Allan Holst, a member of the Social Democrats (Denmark).

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Overview

The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Dragør. The other seat is Store Magleby.

Its only neighboring municipality is Tårnby to the north. To the east and south is the Øresund, the strait that separates Zealand and Amager from Sweden. To the southwest is Køge Bay (Køge Bugt).

The geography of Dragør municipality was not affected as the result of nationwide Kommunalreformen ("The Municipality Reform" of 2007) on January 1, 2007.

Economy

Prior to its dissolution, Maersk Air had its headquarters in Dragør in the municipality.[1] When it existed, Sterling Airlines had its head office at Copenhagen Airport South in Dragør.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Maersk Air Headquarters." Maersk Air. 2 April 2003. Retrieved on 9 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Contact." Sterling Airlines. Retrieved on 13 February 2011. "Head office Sterling Airlines A/S Copenhagen Airport South 2791 Dragoer Denmark."

External links

Coordinates: 55°35′39″N 12°40′13″E / 55.59417°N 12.67028°E / 55.59417; 12.67028


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