Plav is located at the base of the mountain riff Prokletije on the springs of the river Lim. It is considered that it got its name after Roman Emperor Phlavius during the Roman rule.
Plav abounds in lakes and the most known is The Plavsko lake, glacier lake one of the largest and most beautiful in this region. The lakes Hridsko and Visitorsko are mountain lakes and Visitorsko is specific for its floating island.Plav can bribe for its karsts wells among which are Alipasa wells and Oko Skakavica.
Cultural heritage of Plav is various. Old library, Old mosque, Holy Trinity Church at Brezojevici, Redzepagica kula and mosque Sultania are only a part of cultural heritage of this city.