Balaken locates at the foot of the mountains and is one of the beautiful places of Azerbaiajan. It is distinguished for its marvellous nature, rich flora and fauna. Great part of the Zagatala State Reserve famous for its rare nature is occupied by mountains Balaken. One of the miracles of the nature waterfall Katekh is also located on this territory. The region Balaken is located 372 m high form sea level in north-west of Azerbaijan, in Alazan-Haftarkhan valley at the foot of the Great Caucasus chain. It is bordered on Dagestan Republic of the Russian Federation in the north, on Georgia along the river Mazim in the west and along the river Ganikh in the south and on the regin Zagatala of Azerbaijan in the east.