Balakan Rayon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Balakən
Rayon
The international border crossing from Georgia to Balakan
The international border crossing from Georgia to Balakan
Map of Azerbaijan showing Balakan Rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Balakan Rayon
Coordinates: 41°43′N 46°24′E / 41.717°N 46.4°E / 41.717; 46.4Coordinates: 41°43′N 46°24′E / 41.717°N 46.4°E / 41.717; 46.4
Country Azerbaijan
Established 8 August 1930
Capital Balakən
Area
 • Total 920 km2 (360 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 90,300
 • Density 98.2/km2 (254.2/sq mi)
Postal code 0800
Telephone code 0119

Balakan (Belakani) is a rayon 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 rayon.

References[change | change source]