I added a click event to a LayerGroup. But it did not work. I am pasting code below:

const map1 = L.map("map1", {
    center: [11.274, 50.765].reverse(),
    zoom: 10

const mlyr2 = L.layerGroup([
    L.marker([11.274, 50.765].reverse()),
    L.marker([13.537, 49.877].reverse()),

mlyr2.on('click', function(e){
  alert("clicked the layergroup!");

The alert is not displayed. Is it that mouse events don't work on layergroups and that we should use featuregroup instead. Further I am using the latest leaflet version

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According to documentation your code should work, but it doesn't. I have no idea why it doesn't work, but there is a simple workaround. Just iterate all the layers of layer group:

mlyr2.eachLayer(function(layer) {
  layer.on('click', function(e){
    alert("clicked the layergroup!");

If you don't like this solution, you'll have to use L.featureGroup, where it's clearly stated in the docs:

Events are propagated to the FeatureGroup, so if the group has an event handler, it will handle events from any of the layers. This includes mouse events and custom events.

  • Thanks, I wanted event handler to work on the group as a whole and FeatureGroup worked great.
    – Arun
    Commented Jun 6 at 6:43

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