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Balakan Rayon

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The international border crossing from Georgia to Balakan
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
 • 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.