For the administrative district, see Balakan Rayon.
City & Municipality
Coordinates: 41°43′33″N 46°24′30″E / 41.72583°N 46.40833°E / 41.72583; 46.40833
Country  Azerbaijan
Rayon Balakan
Elevation 378 m (1,240 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
  Total 10,400
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
  Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)
Area code(s) +994 119
Website Official website

Balakən (also, Balakän, Balakon, Belokan, and Belokany; Azerbaijani: Balakən; Avar: Билкан; Georgian: ბელაქანი) is a city and municipality in, and the capital of, the Balakan Rayon of Azerbaijan.


It was once part of the Djaro-Belokani league. In 1965, Balakən gained city status after Azerbaijani government's approval.[2]


The economy of Balakən is partially agricultural, partially tourist based, with some industries in operation.[2]

Society and Culture


The demography of Balakan consist of mostly Azerbaijanis, Avars and Georgians (Ingiloys).


Balakən's signature cuisine includes maxara, cüttü, chicken chigirtma and Balakən halva.[2]


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Coordinates: 41°43′33″N 46°24′30″E / 41.72583°N 46.40833°E / 41.72583; 46.40833

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