History and Geography
As an administrative unit of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Terter region formed in 1930. The total area of the region is 595 square miles (957 square kilometers). Located in the lower part of the Terter River in the Lesser Caucasus, the region adjoins the Inje River in the north. This territory is considered to be the northeastern foot of the Lesser Caucasus. In ancient times, these lands were included in Caucasian Albania, one of the early state formations established in the territory of Azerbaijan.
In the region of Terter, excavations have uncovered numerous archaeological objects: an ancient cemetery, dwelling sites, and many historical-architectural monuments. These monuments were closely connected with the spreading of Christianity in Azerbaijan in the early Middle Ages. Among them are religious constructions, defensive structures, and civilian buildings. Unknown is the actual condition of these monuments, which are of great significance not only for the history of Azerbaijan, but also for the cultural heritage of the whole region.