It was established a region on March 19, 2004. It borders on Iran in the South and South-West, but in the North and North-East Armenia. The territory is 704.89 km2, population is 31.4 thousand (01.0.2016). The center is Givrag settlement. There is 10 villages in the region.
The territory of the region consists of the Daralayaz mountain chain and the Kangarli plain land. The highest top is the Kechaltapa (2744 m) mountain. A continental climate type exists in the region.
The Lizbirt and the Jahri rivers flow in the territory of the region. It is mainly an agricultural region. There are 12 secondary schools, 4 out of school educational institutions, 12 libraries, 13 club institutions, 1 museum, 2 children’s musical schools, a central hospital, a field hospital, 4 out patient’s clinics, 5 midwife stations, the center of Hygiene and Epidemiology and other organizations.