Balakən

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For the administrative district, see Balakan Rayon.
Balakən
City & Municipality
Skyline of Balakən
Balakən is located in Azerbaijan
Balakən
Balakən
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.

History[edit]

In 1965, Balakən gained city status after Azerbaijani government's approval.[2]

Economy[edit]

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

Society and Culture[edit]

Demography[edit]

The demography of Balakan consist of mostly the Azeri Turks, Avar and Ingiloy

Cuisine[edit]

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

Notable people from Balakən[edit]

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