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|Established||8 August 1930|
|• Total||920 km2 (360 sq mi)|
|• Density||98.2/km2 (254.2/sq mi)|
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.