Metković within Dubrovnik-Neretva County
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Metković (Italian: Porto Narenta ) is a city in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County of Croatia, located in the southeast of the country, on the banks of the river Neretva and on the border with Herzegovina.
The total population of the city (municipality) is 16,788 inhabitants (2011), in the following settlements:
- Dubravica, population 90
- Glušci, population 76
- Metković, population 15,329
- Prud, population 497
- Vid, population 796
In the census of 2011, the absolute majority of its citizens (96.80%) were Croats.
The city was first mentioned in a 1422 court document as a small farming town. It remained this way until the nineteenth century. During this period the city found renewed investment from the country's Austrian rulers. With the arrival of the area's first post office and school, as well as the increase of trade with the Ottoman Empire, the city began to flourish. In 1875 Emperor Francis Joseph I visited the city.
Metković is located near the ancient Roman settlement of Narona (today Vid). Narona was established as a Roman trading post, after Rome's successful war  (Illyrian Wars) with the neighboring Illyrian tribe Daors (ruins of their main city are located near Stolac), and successfully grew until the 3rd century AD. After that it went on a steady decline especially after a large 4th-century AD earthquake. Upon the arrival of Slavonic tribes in the mid-6th century AD, the city of Narona was abandoned with most parts being covered under silt that was carried by the river Neretva. Only minor excavations were done, most of them being concentrated on the location of Vid.
During World War II, some 280 Serbs were massacred by the Croatian Ustaše in the town on 25 June 1941.
Metković has the following education facilities:
- Primary schools:
For tertiary education students need to move to another city, the most common destinations are: Dubrovnik (business, management, accounting, music), Split (sciences, management, accounting), Zagreb (music, arts, sciences, applied sciences, engineering, architecture, education, humanities, management, accounting, business), Zadar (humanities, education, early childhood education) and Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Andrija Anković (1937-1980), football (soccer) player, gold olympic medallist 1960
- Luka Bebić, President of Croatian Parliament and former Minister of defence
- Ana Bebić, singer and participant in Operacija trijumf
- Patrik Ćavar, handball player, gold olympic medallist 1996
- Davor Dominiković, handball player, gold olympic medallist 2004
- Nikica Gabrić, medical doctor
- Tereza Gabrić, singer 
- Slavko Goluža, handball player and coach, double gold olympic medallist 1996 and 2004
- Miljenko Grgić (aka Mike Grgich), California vintner
- Vladimir Jelčić, handball player and coach, gold olympic medallist 1996
- Nikša Kaleb, handball player, gold olympic medallist 2004
- Lajla Mišur-Volarević, painter 
- Dragana Nuić-Vučković, painter 
- Ivica Obrvan, handball player and coach
- Ivan Slamnig, (1930–2001), poet
- Darijo Srna, footballer
- Igor Štimac, football player and coach; president of the Union of professional clubs in Croatian First Football League
- Hrvoje Vejić, footballer (Hajduk Split)
- Dunja Vučičević-Ljubičić, painter.
- Nikola Vučković, sculptor.
- Vera Zima, actress
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