Zagatala district is located in the north-west of the country on the southern slope of the Caucasus. 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.