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Metković 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.DemographicsThe total population of the city is 16,788 inhabitants, 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, 96.8% of the population self-identified as Croats.HistoryThe 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. It was ruled by Ottoman Empire as part of Sanjak of Herzegovina between 1494 and 1685, laterly by Republic of Venice till 1797 and finally by French Empire before the Austrian Habsburgs took over. In 1875 Emperor Francis Joseph I visited the city.
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