Distance from Baku 372 km
Population 121,3 thsd person
How to get to Auto transportation: buses Baku – Zagatala – 9 hours
By train: Baku – Balaken – 11 hours
By air: Baku – Zagatala – 60 min.
Zagatala district is located in the north-west of the country on the southern slope of the Caucasus. In the west and east Zagatala borders Balaken and Gakh districts, in the south borders Georgia and in the north – Republic of Dagestan of the Russian Federation. The administrative center – the Zagatala city is located at 535 m above sea level and in 445 km from Baku. It is possible to get to this area by different means of transportation from Baku: scheduled buses, trains and aircrafts (there is an airport “Parzivan” in Zagatala).
More than half of the territory is covered by mountains and forests. Chestnut, walnut, hazelnut, oak, beech, hornbeam, elm and other valuable tree species grow here. Forests are inhabited by deer, mountain goats, wild boars, bears, wolves, hares, pheasants, grouse, mountain eagles and other animals. Part of the district is occupied by Zagatala reserve which has favorable conditions for ecological tourism.
This district has a large number of historical and cultural monuments.
Zagatala is a beautiful, green city with wide streets, some of them are paved with local stone. The majestic plane trees grow along the streets. One-storey houses with tiled roofs are there alongside with modern buildings of hotels constructed and being in process of construction. Amusement park named after Heydar Aliyev and located here is one more favorite place of citizens and tourists.
Sure, Zagatala today is one of the tourist centers of Azerbaijan and the country is working hard to make this area available for travel fans around the world.