The international border crossing from Georgia to Balakan
Map of Azerbaijan showing Balakan Raion
|Established||8 August 1930|
|• Total||920 km2 (360 sq mi)|
|• Density||98/km2 (250/sq mi)|
Balakan (Belakani) is a raion of northwestern Azerbaijan. It is located between Georgia and Russia. It is at the foothills of Greater Caucasus. The Balakan mountains make up a big part of Zakatala State Reserve. There is one city of Balakən and 59 villages in the raion.