Metlika, Slovenia

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agglomeration: 8,339
city: 3,196

Land area

8 km2

Population density

385 inhabitants/km2

Metlika lies in the part of Slovenia, that is not well accessible and therefore not very attractive for businesses. The municipality faces issues involving depopulation and population ageing. There is heavy transit traffic that runs through the town leading to the border with Croatia.

Cars are still the most common means of transportation and sustainable mobility options are underprivileged.

The dispersed settlement pattern of the municipality is inopportune for the development of the public transportation. There is a railway connection to the capital city Ljubljana, but it takes a lot longer than driving with a car. Walking and cycling are not very common since the infrastructure is unsuitable for it and the landscape of the municipality is quite hilly.

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Email: netobcina.metlikasiol
City website:

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan exists.

Municipality of Metlika adopted its 1st SUMP in 2017 and are implementing it.

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