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.
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)|
The town once had a small ski area on Mount Peca, but this closed soon after the mining operations ceased to operate.