Fizuli Region


The region of Fizuli is the administrative region of the Republic of Azerbaijan. It neighbors with the Islamic Republic of Iran in the south-eastern part. Its area is 1390 km2; the population is 118,900 (01.01.2011). The central town is the city of Fizuli. The city of Fizuli and the major part of the region have been under the Armenian occupation since August 23,1993.
The region covers the following districts and villages: the city of Fizuli; the city of Horadiz, 16 newly constructed settlements (Gayidish-1, Gayidish-2, Gayidish-3, Gayidish-4, Gayidish-5, Gayidish-6, Gayidish-7, Gayidish-8, Gayidish-9, Gayidish-10, Gayidish-11, Zobuchug-1; Zobuchug-2; Zobuchug-3; Zobuchug-4; Zobuchug-5) and villages of Ahmadbayli; Bala Bahmanli; Araz-Zerghar; Araz Dilagarda; Birinji Mahmudlu; Ikinji Mahmudlu; Ahmadalylar; Gazakhlar; Mirzenaghyly; Ashaghy Kurdmahmudlu; Yukhary Kurdmahmudlu; Alkhanly; Boyuk Bahmanli; Kerimbayli; Arayatyly; Baby; Mollamaharramli; Horadiz; Ashaghy Seyidahmadli; Shukurbayli; Yukhary Seyidahmadli; Gorgan; Shekerchik; Shykhly; Ghejegozlu; Uchunchu Mahmudlu; Ashaghy Veysalli; Yukhary Veysalli; Sarajyg; Yukhary Refedinli; Gorazilli; Garadagly; Yukhary Guzlek; Khatynbulag; Gachar; Divanalylar; Garakhanbayli; Merdinli; Gochahmadli; Arysh; Mollavali; Dedeli; Ishygly; Gargabazar; Yal Pirahmadli; Yukhary Yaglyvend; Garamammadli, Dilagarda; Gobu Dilagarda; Garvand; Yukhary Abdurrahmanly; Kurdler; Ashaghy Abdurrahmanly; Dordchinar; Seyidmahmudlu; Alasgarli; Huseynbeyli; Pirahmadli; Musabeyli; Mandyly; Ashaghy Guzlek; Ashaghy Refedinli; Uchbulag; Juvarly; Khalafsha; Chimen; Yukhary Aybasanly; Dovletyarly; Ashaghy Yaglyvend; Garakollu; Govshadly; Hajyly; Mirzachamally; Zergar; Ghyzylghyshlag; Agbashly; Murtuzalylar; Hungutlu; Serdeli; Shykhymly; Govshatly.
The following educational and social institutions ran its activities before the occupation: 86 secondary schools; 2 vocational schools; 54 kindergartens; 10 musical schools; 27 clubs; 2 museums; 90 libraries; 13 hospitals; 17 medical treatment points; 48 maternity services centers.
Many historical-archaeological and architectural monuments, including the ancient human settlements and burial mounds (New Stone Age; Bronze Age), turbehs (XIII-XVIII centuries), mosques (XVII-XIX centuries), the caravanserai (1684) and others are left in the region.


Garghabazar caravanserai


Garghabazar caravanserai was built in 1681 at the hillside, in the centre of Garghabazar village of Fizuli district. Caravanserai building is 23.7 metres wide, 34.7 metres in length. Garghabazar caravanserai is a single storeyed multi-yarded asymmetric caravanserai with arched rooms like corridors. The caravanserai was named Garghabazar after the village it was built in. Sometimes this historical monument is also called Shah Abbas caravanserai. The architect of the monument is unknown.
Concerning its architectural style, Garghabazar caravanserai bears resemblance to the architectural traditions of the Albanian period. There are two large slabs of stone on the right and left sides of entrance, in front of the guard rooms. Apparently the guards used to stand on those stones and watch the loads of the caravans. Caravanserai is considered an immovable historical monument of Azerbaijan.
After the occupation of Garghabazar village, the Armenians transformed this historical and architectural monument into a cowhouse.


Haji Alakbar Mosque


Haji Alakbar Mosque in Fizuli city is one of the first works of Karbalayi Safikhan Garabaghi. A stone inscription bearing the words “This is the Architect Karbalayi Safikhan Garabaghi’s work” was found at the entrance door. Date of construction of the Mosque – the year 1307 Hegira calendar was also noted on inscription. This date equals 1889-1890 AD. This place of worship was named Haji Alakbar Mosque. Haji Alakbar was philanthropist. He allocated funds and invited masters from Shusha for construction of the mosque. As a token of honour and respect for his charitable deeds the local people buried Haji Alakbar bey opposite the first of the left windows of the mosque constructed by himself.
During the occupation of the FIzuli city by the Armenian Armed Forces in August, 1993, Haji Alakbar Mosque was rendered useless.


Mir Ali tomb


The tower-shape tomb raised on a hill in Ashaghi Veysalli village of Fizuli region is known among the locals under the name of Mir Ali Tomb. The two-storied inner structure of the tomb consists of an underground vault and an overground chamber.
Although there are no inscriptions and ornaments on the tomb, its construction technique and structural-spatial concept prove that this tomb was built during the reign of Elkhanids in late 13th-early14th century.


Mosque in Garghabazar village


One of the oldest mosques of Karabakh is situated in Garghabazar village of Fizuli region. Popularly known as Shah Abbas Mosque among the people, this mosque was described in scientific literature as Haji Qiyaseddin Mosque. Because the door of the mosque bears an inscription as “This mosque was constructed by Haji Qiyaseddin, the kind creature of Great Allah, in Hegira 1095”. This date corresponds to AD 1683-1684. Haji Qiyaseddin Mosque does not have a veranda. It was completely constructed of the local stone and consisted of one hall. The roof is in the arched ceiling form. Wooden materials were used nowhere except the entrance door. The mosque was built on the slab rock hill in the centre of the village.
As a result of the occupation of the Fizuli region in 1993, Haji Qiyaseddin Mosque was demolished by Armenian invaders.


Immovable historical and cultural monuments of state importance

ARCHITECTURAL MONUMENTS


Name of the monument

Construction date

Location

Caravanserai

XVII c.

Garghabazar village

Mausoleum of Mir Ali

XIV c.

Ashaghi Veysalli village


ARCHAEOLOGICAL MONUMENTS

Name of the monument

Construction date

Location

Garabulag barrow field

The Bronze Age

To the north-west from Fizuli city

Gunashtapa settlement

II-I millennium B.C.

On the right side of Kondalan river

Garakoraktapa settlement

IV c. B. C.-I c. and the Middle Ages

On the right side of Kondalan river

Zangartapa settlement

The Bronze Age

Zargar village

Shakarjik settlement

The Bronze Age

Shakarjik village

Balalartapa settlement

Early Bronze Age

To the south-east from Garakhanbeyli village

Uzuntapa settlement

Early Bronze Age

Between Guruchay and Kondalanchay

Meynatapa settlement

Early Bronze Age

Between Guruchayand Kondalanchay

Khantapa settlement

Early Bronze Age

Between Guruchay and Kondalanchay

Dadali underground system of water supply

XIX c.

Dadali village

Haji Bayram underground system of water supply

XIX c.

Gochahmadli village

Galpirahmadli underground system of water supply

XIX c.

Gochahmadli village

Underground system of water supply

XIX c.

Sarajin village


Immovable historical and cultural monuments of local importance

ARCHITECTURAL MONUMENTS

Name of the monument

Construction date

Location

Administrative building

 

Fizuli city

House of teachers

XIX c.

Fizuli city

Building of Executive Power

XIX c.

Fizuli city

Bath

XIX c.

Fizuli city

Spring

XIX c.

Garghabazar village

Mosque

XIX c.

Gorgan village

Spring

XIX c.

Ishigli village

Spring

XIX c.

Khalafsha village

Mosque of Haji Alakbar

XVII-XIX cc.

Fizuli city

Mill

XIX c.

Fizuli city

Bridge

XIX c.

Fizuli city

Mosque

XVII c.

Garghabazar village

Mausoleum

XVIII c.

Garghabazar village

Mosque

XIX c.

Dadali village

Bridge

XVIII c.

Gorazilli village

Mosque

XIX c.

Gajar village

Mosque

XIX c.

Mardinli village

Bridge

XIX c.

Ishigli village

Bridge

XIX c.

Shikhli village

Mosque

1889

Horadiz settlement

Mosque

XX cc.

Horadiz settlement

Imamzada

XIX c.

Horadiz settlement

Mosque

XIX c.

Gejakozlu village

Mosque

XIX c.

Yukhari Veysalli village

Mausoleum

XIX c.

Seyidahmadli village

Mosque

XIX c.

Ashaghi Dilagharda village

Mosque

XVIII c.

Gojahmadli village

Bridge

XIX c.

Gojahmadli village

Arish bridge

XIX c.

Gojahmadli village

Sardarli mosque

XIX c.

Gojahmadli village

Bridge

XVII c.

Gojahmadli village

Mosque

XIX c.

Gojahmadli village

Ali bridge

XIX c.

Sarajig village

Bridge

XIX c.

Sarajig village

Bridge of Karam

XIX c.

Sarajig village

Mosque

XVIII c.

Garadaghli village

Mausoleum

XIX c.

Zuzari Divanallar village

Mosque

XIX c.

Garakhanbayli village


GARDEN-PARKS, MONUMENTAL AND MEMORIAL MONUMENTS

Name of the monument

Construction date

Location

Monument of M.Fizuli

1970

Fizuli town

Memorial monument to our citizens, who died during the World War II

 

Fizuli town, Central park