Town and Municipality
1968 postcard of Mežice
|• Total||26.4 km2 (10.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02 (CEST)|
Mežica (pronounced [mɛˈʒiːtsa] (listen); German: Mießdorf) is a town and a municipality in northern Slovenia. It lies on the Meža River in the traditional Slovenian province of Carinthia) near the Austrian border. The town developed close to a lead and zinc mine under Mount Peca. Mining began in 1665 and ended in 1994. Today the mine is only open for tourist visits.
The town once had a small ski area on Mount Peca, but this closed soon after the mining operations ceased to operate.
- Mežica on Geopedia
- Mežica, official page of municipality (in Slovene)
- Peca Underground, tourist mine and museum (in Slovene, English and German)
- Mežica na spletu Local information portal
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