People from Metković, Croatia, 1870 (Dubrovnik-Neretva).
Metković is situated on the river Neretva, which branches off to a fertile river delta before the main river at Ploče flows into the Adriatic Sea.
The Neretva Delta plays an important role in agriculture in the southern part of the country, as it is one of the few irrigated and very fertile plains in the region. Since 1881 and to a greater extent after 1945, large parts of the marshland have been drained and used for agriculture.
Near the city there are the ruins of the ancient city of Narona, whose importance at that time depended on its location on the river and near the sea.