Store Magleby

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Store Magleby
Store Magleby Church
Store Magleby Church
Store Magleby is located in Denmark
Store Magleby
Store Magleby
Coordinates: 55°35′46″N 12°38′07″E / 55.59611°N 12.63528°E / 55.59611; 12.63528
Country Denmark
Region Capital (Hovedstaden)
Municipality Dragør
Government
 • Mayor Allan Holst
Elevation[1] 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 2,000
Time zone Central Europe Time (UTC+1)

Store Magleby is a Danish town, seat with Dragør of the Dragør Municipality, in the Region Hovedstaden. Its population in 2009 was of 2,000.[2]

History[edit]

Traces of an early Iron Age settlement from about the year 200 AD have been found just south east of Store Magleby Church. In 1521 Christian II invited Dutch families to settle in the parish and on arrival they received existing farms. Fires destroyed the town and farms in 1658 (Swedish Wars), 1809 and 1821. Most were rebuilt in the village, but several moved out to the fields and are still seen in the open countryside.[3]

Geography[edit]

Store Magleby is located in the southern side of the island of Amager, close to Dragør and Tårnby. It lies close to Copenhagen and to its urban area.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Store Magleby at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 55°35′46″N 12°38′07″E / 55.59611°N 12.63528°E / 55.59611; 12.63528