Gədəbəy is one of the fifty-nine scratches in which it politically subdivides the Republic of Azerbaijan. The capital is the homonymous city. It is known for its potatoes and its gold deposits. The famous Siemens company has worked here in the Tsarist era claiming that they were copper exporters. However, it has recently become clear that they were, in reality, gold exporters. The mining activity dedicated to the extraction of gold has recently been resumed. The scratches of Gadabay and Tovuz surround Artsvashen, an enclave of Armenia, which has been controlled by Azerbaijan since its capture during the Nagorno-Karabakh war.