It is rich with ancient settlements that date back more than 30,000 years, as well as 6,000-year-old rock carvings identical to Gobustan with plenty of images of horses, rams and an abundance of tombstones. Kevlicher – the origin of the toponym “Kalbajar” stems from an ancient Turkish word and means “fortress on the river”. All oronomic toponyms in Kalbajar are of Turkic origin. Kalbajar is also home to Khudavang, Lachingaya, Ulukhan and other magnificient historic and religious monuments. It is also home to ancient Albanian-Christian sites. The region is rich in minerals, including gold and chrome deposits. Kalbajar received the status of an administrative district in 1930.