Gadabay district of Azerbaijan The district is renowned for its potatoes and its gold fields. Drainage of the district is significantly poor. Akhinja, Zayam and Shamkir are the largest rivers. Mountain-forest, mountain-meadow and other grounds spread here. Mountain Shrubland and rare forest meadows in midlands, broad-leaved forests, subalpine and alpine meadows at the top of mountains occupy the greatest territory of district . Depositions of the Jurassic, Paleogene, Quaternary and other periods cover the surface of district. Gadabay district is rich of its underground resources such as gold, uranium, copper and other mineral resources. Goldfield in Soyudlu was explored by the Siemens brothers until arrival of Red Army soldiers in 1920. At present a factory producing gold is opened and there are about 2000 workers.
Gadabay rayon is also famous for its mineral waters, such as “Narzan”, “Mor-Mor”, “Chaldash”, “Turshsu” and “Soyudlu narzani”. As the administrative unit Gadabay rayon was originated on August 8, 1930 under the name of Rustam Aliyev. In 1938, it was renamed to Gadabay rayon.
Research by: Ulduz Tourism