(English) Khalaj village
The village located at a distance of 4 km from the district centre is called Khalaj. There is a famous 15th century shrine here. This shrine, which is located at an ancient graveyard, is called “Agh Pir”. The old gravestones depict the sun, which was the emblem of the Safavid Empire. The 19th century “White Mill” nearby is listed as one of Khizi’s historical monuments of local importance.
Khalaj is the name of a tribe. They were part of the Seljuk-Oghuz Turkic alliance. They were one of the Turkic tribes that participated in the invasion of the Middle East in the 12th-18th centuries. Some Khalaj people still live in Iran and Turkmenistan. The Khalaj people, who lived here in the 19th century, were engaged in cattle-breeding. Villages under the same name exist in other parts of Azerbaijan.