Balakan Rayon

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Balakən
The international border crossing from Georgia to Balakan
The international border crossing from Georgia to Balakan
Map of Azerbaijan showing Balakan Raion
Map of Azerbaijan showing Balakan Raion
Coordinates: 41°43′N 46°24′E / 41.717°N 46.400°E / 41.717; 46.400Coordinates: 41°43′N 46°24′E / 41.717°N 46.400°E / 41.717; 46.400
CountryAzerbaijan
Established8 August 1930
CapitalBalakən
Area
 • Total920 km2 (360 sq mi)
Population
(2010)[1]
 • Total90,300
 • Density98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Postal code
0800
Telephone code0119

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.

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