Lake Plav

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Lake Plav
Lake Plav3.JPG
Location Plav
Coordinates 42°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
Basin countries Montenegro
Max. length 2,160 m (7,090 ft)
Surface area 1.99 km2 (0.77 sq mi)
Average depth 9.1 m (30 ft)
Max. depth 9 m (30 ft)
Surface elevation 906 m (2,972 ft)

Lake Plav (Montenegrin: Plavsko jezero) 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 and most beautiful lake in Plav, and is also the best known tourist attraction in the area.

The area around the lake is ideal for trekking, hiking and mountain-biking and the lake itself is only one of a large number of mountain lakes that can be visited, whether it is for a quick swim or a relaxing picnic.

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 geology of Lake Plav and the surrounding lakes, streams and rock formations is very interesting. The lake itself is full of limestone caverns and there are many springs where water gushes forth from the earth.

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