There was previously a county called Plav in the Kingdom of Serbia, but the settlement of Plav was founded by the Ottoman Empire. In 1878, following the Treaty of Berlin, it was ceded to Montenegro by the Ottoman Empire despite having an Albanian majority population. At the 2003 census, it had a population of 3,615.
- There are lakes in the area, the largest and most famous of which is Lake Plav. Lake Visitor and Lake Hrid are mountain lakes, and Hrid has a famous floating island.
- Notable buildings include an old library, old mosque, the Holy Trinity Church at Brezojevići, and the Tower of Redžepagići.
- There is nightlife in the region.