Map of Azerbaijan showing Oghuz Rayon
|• Total||1,220 km2 (470 sq mi)|
|• Density||40/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Telephone code||(+994) 24|
Oghuz (Oğuz) is a rayon (administrative division, equivalent of English county) of Azerbaijan. Till 1991, the name of the rayon, established in 1930, was Vartashen (Russian: Варташен, Armenian: Վարդաշեն). In 2016, it had a population of 43,100. The capital ist Oğuz, also Vartashen until 1991.
Oguz district is located on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus. The highest point of the region is Malkamud Mount (3879 m). It is the border with the Russian Federation in the north, with Gabala in the east, Sheki in the west, and with Agdash in the south.
The remains of a prehistoric man were found near the villages of Kerimli and Garabaglar, based on the results of archaeological excavations. Stone figurines, various tools, and household items were found here.
The district was part of the Ganja Province, which existed on April 3, 1952 - April 23, 1953. This province was abolished by the decision of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated April 23, 1953. Administrative-territorial reforms were carried out in 1962-1964 in connection with the establishment of agricultural department and establishment of national economical boards in the territory of the USSR. As a result, industrial and agricultural districts were established on the basis of the large districts. On January 4, 1963, 31 districts and 7 cities were established in the Azerbaijan SSR in the territory of six towns with 50 districts. According to this decision, the city of Nukha (Shaki since 1968) was established and the villages of the district are included in Vartashen district. This reform was canceled on January 6, 1965, due to inefficiency. For this reason, villages included in Vartashen district were subordinated to Nukha. Until 1961, Vartashen village was the center of the Vartashan district. According to the decision of the Supreme Soviet of the Azerbaijan SSR, the name of Vartashan was renamed Oguz in February 1991. 
|Ethnic group||According to the 1999 census ||According to the 2009 census |
|Total||36 488||100.00||40 284||100.00|
|Azerbaijanis||29 735||81.49||34 296||85.14|
|Lezgins||5 167||14.16||4 831||11.99|
|Meskhetian Turks||1 021||2.80||805||2.00|
There are 27 clubs including 1 district, 3 rural culture houses, Central Election Committee and its 31 branches, regional History-Ethnography Museum, H.Aliyev museum, children's music school, cultural park in Oghuz district. There are 39 historical and cultural monuments in the region, of which 32 were registered and taken under state protection, as well as included in the list of historical and cultural monuments approved by the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan on August 2, 2001. 17 of these monuments (of which 15 are archaeological, 2 are sculptural) are of national importance, and 15 (of which 13 are sculptural, 2 are archaeological) are of local importance. 
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- "Territorial and administrative units of Azerbaijan" (PDF). Official website of the President of Azerbaijan.
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- "1999 Census".
- "2009 Census".
- "Executive Authority of Oghuz district".