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Agstafa District

Map of Azerbaijan showing Agstafa District
Map of Azerbaijan showing Agstafa District
Country  Azerbaijan
Rayon Ağstafa
Ağstafa 1939
 • Total 1,503.7 km2 (580.6 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 80,500
 • Density 53.53/km2 (138.6/sq mi)
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)
Telephone code (+994) 22[2]

Aghstafa (Azerbaijani: Ağstafa, Russian: Акстафа) is a rayon in the northwestern Azerbaijan.


  • Overview 1
    • Etymology 1.1
  • Economy 2
    • Demography 2.1
  • Tourism & Historical Monuments 3
    • Prehistoric monuments 3.1
    • Ancient to modern monuments 3.2
  • Prominent people from Agstafa 4
  • Footnotes 5



  1. ^ Population by economic and administrative regions of the Azerbaijan Republic, The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  2. ^ "Şəhərlərarası telefon kodları". Aztelekom MMC. Aztelekom İB. Retrieved 19 August 2015.  (Azerbaijani)
  3. ^ a b c d Ağstafa rayonu. Retrieved September 28, 2010
  4. ^ Ağstafa şəhəri. Retrieved September 28, 2010
  5. ^ abidələr
  6. ^ Michael Mainville (2007-05-03). "Ancient monastery starts modern-day feud in Caucasus".  


  • Vidadi Babanli (1927) - writer
  • Suleyman Tatliyev (1925)-the chief of the department of the affairs at the Council of the Ministers (1970–1978), the 1st deputy of the chairman of the Council of the Ministers (1978–1985), the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Republic (1985–1989), the president of the House of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Azerbaijan(from 1994), deputy of the Supreme Council of Azerbaijan SSR.
  • Samedaga Agamalioglu(1867–1930)-famous revolutionary, the first deputy of Azerbaijan CEC (1921), the chairman of CEC of Azerbaijan SSR, one of the chairmen of CEC of TSFSR (1922–1929), the chairman of the committee of All-Union New Tukrish alphabet.
  • Nusrat Kasamanli (1946-2003) - poet
  • Nizami Jafarov (1954) - philologist
  • Nariman Hasanzade (1931) - poet
  • Museyib Allahverdiyev (1909–1969)- Hero of the Soviet Union(1945), commander of detachment.
  • Isa Huseynov (1928) - writer
  • Ilyas Abdullayev (1913) the academician of NA of Azerbaijan SSR, the deputy of the chairman of the Council of the Ministers of Azerbaijan SSR (1948–1950), Minister of Agriculture (1950–1953), the first deputy of the chairman of the Council of the Ministers (1954–1958), the chairman of Presidium of the Supreme Council of Azerbaijan SSR (1958–1959), the deputy of the Supreme Councils of USSR and Azerbaijan SSR.
  • Ibrahim Rahimov (1849–1927) - The first psychiatrist-doctor of Azerbaijan.
  • Huseyn Arif (1924-1992) - poet
  • Bayram Bayramov (1935) - Candidate of technical sciences, owner of the order of "Glory", pensioner by the President, deserved rationalizer of Azerbaijan, the deputy of the chairman of Oil and Gas Extraction Office "Neft Dashlari" (from 1987).
  • Baba Mirzayev (1940-2006) - The National artist of the Azerbaijan Republic
  • Aslan Aslanov (1926–1995) - Doctor of philosophical sciences, the real member of the NA of the Republic of Azerbaijan, deserved scientific figure, rector of Azerbaijan State University of Arts (1977), the vice-president of the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences and director of the Institute of Philosophy and Law(1988–1995).
  • Sabir Azeri (1938-2010) - Writer, author of best selling books.

Prominent people from Agstafa

  • The [6]
  • Nekropol (antic period)-village Pirili
  • Tatli Albanian temple (early Middle Ages)-between the villages Yukhari Goychali and Tatli
  • Construction forked mountain air(middle age)- village Kochesker
  • Settlement (4th-7th centuries)-village Dagkesemen
  • Underground water-supply system(19th century)-village Kolkhalafli.

Ancient to modern monuments

  • Paleolithic tent settlement(Paleolithic)- village Kochesker
  • Open Palaeolithic tent(Paleolithic)- village Tatli
  • Toyratepe settlement(neolith(late Stone Age)-Bronze Age)-village Ashagi Goychali
  • 1st Shomutepe settlement (neolith)-Aghstafa city
  • Gargalar hill settlement (neolith)-village Girili
  • Arzamastepe settlement (neolith)-settlement Vurgun
  • Molla Nagi hill (Stone Age-eneolith)-village Kochesker
  • Kichik tepe settlement (Stone Age, eneolith and Bronze Age)-village Ashagi Goyjali
  • Chapiish settlement (eneolith-Bronze Age)-surrounding of Hasangulu river
  • Chinlitepe settlement (eneolith)-village Tatli
  • Ancient settlement and graveyard (choban dashi)(Bronze Age-Early Iron Age)-village Dagkesemen
  • Jantepe settlement (Bronze Age)-Aghstafa city
  • Sari gaznag graveyard (Bronze Age)- village Kochesker
  • Alchagtepe settlement (Bronze Age-Iron Age)-village Tatli
  • Alchagtepe settlement (Bronze Age)-village Tatli
  • Gabagtepe settlement (Bronze Age-Iron Age)- village Pirili
  • Yastitepe settlement (late Bronze Age)- Aghstafa city
  • Durnatepe settlement(late Bronze Age-early Iron Age)- village Kochesker
  • Boyuktepe settlement(late Bronze Age-early Iron Age)- village Kochesker
  • Hasarlitepe settlement(late Bronze Age-early Iron Age)-village Yukhari Goyjali
  • Saritepe settlement (late Bronze Age-early Iron Age)- village Yukhari Goyjali
  • Goshatepe settlement (late Bronze Age-Iron Age)-village Yukhari Goyjali
  • Hasarligala ancient settlement(late Bronze Age-Iron Age)-village Tatli
  • 2nd Shomutepe settlement (Bronze Age-early Iron Age)- village Yukhari Goyjali
  • Nadir bey hill settlement (late Bronze Age)-village Hasansu
  • Agalig tepesi settlement (late Bronze Age-early Iron Age)-Aghstafa-Gazakh highway
  • Aranchi hill settlement(late Bronze Age- Iron Age)- Aghstafa-Dagkesemen highway
  • Deyirmantepe settlement (late Bronze Age- early Middle Age)- Dagkesemen highway
  • Agtepe settlement (late Bronze Age-antic period)-village Ashagi Goyjali
  • Maraltepe settlement (late Bronze Age-antic period)- village Ashagi Goyjali
  • Shish Guzey sacred place (Iron Age)- village Kochesker[5]

Prehistoric monuments

Tourism & Historical Monuments

The population of Agstafa raion is 78,983. Mostly populated villages are Dağ Kəsəmən, Köçəsgər, Muğanlı and Aşağı Kəsəmən and the town of Agstafa.


The region is rich with TRACECA project initiated by Heydar Aliyev administration. Then Agstafa gained importance when it became a transit route on the Baku-Tbilisi railroad built in 1881. A railroad junction at Agstafa was built in 1914 thus creating leading to construction of Agstafa city.[4] In addition to the existing railway, the geostrategic importance of Agstafa was enriched by Baku-Gazakh-Tbilisi gas pipeline, Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline, Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline.[3]


The area's name comes from the name of the Oghuz Turks which include mainly the population of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Turkmenistan. Ağstafa is a merger of two words: Oğuz + tayfa (Oghuz + tribe). However, some people argue that it is a merger of the other two words which are: Oğuz + təpə (Oghuz + hill).[3]



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