It is a village 180 km north-west of Baku, and 37 km east of the district center. Lahij is located on a slope of the Great Caucasus Ridge, on the left bank of Girdmanchay 1,100-1,200 meters above sea level. There are the Govdagh (2,437 m) and Niyaldag (2,322 m) ranges nearby. The Lahij pass is at the crossroads of great Niyaldagh range. It is 1,700 meters high and is narrow and difficult to pass. The roads are open to traffic throughout the year although they can be dangerous. Lahij, which is located behind seven mountains, has one particularity typical of all Eastern towns. Historically, there have been seven residential quarters surrounded by seven mountains, seven springs, seven mosques and seven baths in Lahij.