The Ismayilli region, located to the north of the country, was part of Caucasian Albania since IV c. B.C. Here, on the top of the highest mountain there are ruins of a medieval fortress. Its creation is associated with the name Dzhavanshir, the ruler of Caucasian Albania (VII century).


The most famous and important historical monument of this area is the Maiden Tower (VII-XII centuries) – a defensive structure located on the top of the steep mountain near the village Khanagah.


Besides the Azeries here also live other nations and ethnic groups. For example in the well-known in Azerbaijan Ivanovka village live Molokan descendants resettled here from Russia.  And in the village of Lahij located on the bank of Girdimanchay at 1200 meters above sea level live Tats.


«Lahijcopperart», as well as the art of producing kyalagai is included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.