- For the administrative district, see Balakan Rayon.
City & Municipality
|Elevation||378 m (1,240 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+4 (GET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+5 (GET)|
|Area code(s)||+994 119|
Throughout the history, the city was ruled by different kingdoms and khanates. In 1918-1920, Balakən was disputed between Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and Democratic Republic of Georgia until both countries were occupied by Soviet Russia and the city became part of Azerbaijan SSR. In 1965, Balakən gained city status after Azerbaijani government's approval.
The economy of Balakən is partially agricultural, partially tourist based, with some industries in operation.
Society and Culture
Notable people from Balakən
- The State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic
- Balakan Government's Official Website Archived 2009-05-30 at the Wayback Machine (in Azerbaijani)
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