Lake Plav

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Lake Plav
Lake Plav3.JPG
Coordinates42°35′45″N 19°55′30″E / 42.59583°N 19.92500°E / 42.59583; 19.92500Coordinates: 42°35′45″N 19°55′30″E / 42.59583°N 19.92500°E / 42.59583; 19.92500
Primary outflowsLim
Basin countriesMontenegro
Max. length2,160 m (7,090 ft)
Surface area1.99 km2 (0.77 sq mi)
Average depth9.1 m (30 ft)
Max. depth9 m (30 ft)
Surface elevation906 m (2,972 ft)

Lake Plav (Montenegrin: Plavsko jezero; Albanian: Liqeni i Plavës) is a lake in Plav municipality, in northeastern Montenegro.

It is a glacial lake located between the Prokletije and Visitor mountain ranges at an altitude of 906 m above sea level, and extends north-south for some 2,160 m. Its average width is 920 m, and its maximum depth is nine meters.

It is the largest glacial lake in Montenegro, and is also the best-known tourist attraction in the area.

The whole Plav region nestles at the foot of the towering Prokletije mountain range and rests on the banks of Lake Plav. The lake itself stretches from north to south for nearly a mile.

The lake itself is full of limestone caverns and there are many springs where water gushes forth from the earth.

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