The city lies in the north of Slovenia in Carinthia, along the border with Austria, and at the confluence of the river Meža with the stream Šumca. Mežica developed along the main road leading to the former regional center of Pliberk. Since the late Middle Ages, it has been an industrial city where the zinc and lead ore were processed. It began to spread intensively at the beginning of the 20th century, when the administrative buildings of the Mežica mine and the housing estates for workers were built here. At the bottom of the valley on the edge of the settlement there is the largest entrance to the now closed mine, the hardware factory and the repository of tailings.

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