Ismayilli region was organized in 1931. Its territory is 2064 km2 . The population is 70,724. Ismayilli is on the south slope of great Caucasus Mountains. The centre of Ismayilli of region is Ismayilli city. It is situated 270 km from the capital of Azerbaijan Baku. The territory of the region is especially mountainous. The South-eastern end of the Alazan and Haftaran valleys are in the territory of Ismayilli. The southern part of the region is rolling hills and another part is lowlands.The territory is cut by deep river canyons. The rivers of the region flow into the river Kur’s basin. It has small lakes. Great living places are Ismayilli city, Lahij settlement, the Russian village of Ivanovka, Mijan, Basqal, Kurtmashi, and Qalajik villages. At the present there are 114 villages in the Ismayilli region.