- For the administrative district, see Balakan Rayon.
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.
The economy of Balakən is partially agricultural, partially tourist based, with some industries in operation.
Society and Culture
The demography of Balakan consist of mostly the Azeri Turks, Avar and Georgian (Ingiloy)
Balakən's signature cuisine includes maxara, cüttü, chicken chigirtma and Balakən halva.
Notable people from Balakən
Coordinates: 41°43′33″N 46°24′30″E / 41.72583°N 46.40833°E