Binagadi district (formerly Kirov district ) is located in the administrative territory of Baku city, located in 10.5 km from the city center, in the North-West of the Absheron Peninsula. The former name of the district was the Kirov region, and on April 29, 1992 it was renamed the "Binagadi district" by the Decree of the National Council of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Rasulzada settlement is located in the center of Binagadi district, in western part of Absheron peninsula.
The former name of the settlement was "Kirov" settlement. Kirov settlement was registered in structure of Kirov district of Baku as Kirov settlement on 26.02.1936 and on 10.11.1937 the Kirov settlement soviet (administrative territorial entity) was established as the center of that settlement. Since 05.10.1999 this settlement has been named Resulzada settlement.
Bilajari settlement is an ancient settlement, located in the administrative territory of Binagadi district,in 4.5 km from the district center, in the western part of Absheron peninsula. The former name of the settlement is "Balayi-Jari", later it was called "Bilajari village" until 1936 and "Bilajari settlement (urban type settlement)" since 1936.
Binagadi settlement is located in the western part of the Absheron peninsula (4.2 km from the Bilajari Railway Station), an ancient settlement, which is 4.2 km from the center of the district. The previous names of the settlement were given to the settlement status by the decision of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Azerbaijan since 1970 "Bineyi-Gazi", later "Bineyi-Qadim". The settlement existed in the V-VI centuries from the present location in the east, in the depressing area.
The name of Khojasan settlement was first mentioned in the V-VI centuries. This village, located on the ancient Silk Road, has been featured in some sources as Khoca Hasan, and in some of them Haji Hasan. The prominent historian Sara Ashurbeyli mentioned the name of this village as Khojasan and this meant center collecting tax of the Arabs during the era. Since the village was located on the caravan road, this area was suitable for tax collection of nearby surroundings.
There were 3 reservoir in the village. While one of them – named Ortalig could not protect its presence , but the other two reservoirs Hokmali and Haci Rasul have kept their presence on the territory of the village up to now.
.Territory of Khojasan settlement was established in 1999, as well as administrative and territorial units, as well as in the administrative territory of Bilajari settlement, in different times.
The administrative district of Khojasan settlement was established in 1999 , and before in various period it existed in the structure of villages and towns as well as the administrative unit and Bileceri administration office.
Administrative territory includes Khojasan and Sulutepe settlements. The settlements are now completely united and actually become a single settlement.
The 28 May settlement is located in the administrative territory of Binagadi district, 20 km far from the district center and located in the west of Absheron peninsula. Thus, a part of the 28 May settlement was included in the administrative territory of Khojasan settlement in 90s.
In accordance with the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan No 674-IIQ dated 21.05.2004, the administrative territory of Binagadi district of Baku was changed and 28 May settlement was separated from the Khojasan administrative territory, and that settlement being center, administrative unit of May 28 was established.
Binagadi IV period Fauna and Flora Nature Monument
Binagadi fauna was discovered in the center of the Absheron peninsula by the Azerbaijani geologist A.Mustafazade in 1938 in the bitumen deposits in 1km to the south-east from Binagadi village. Binagadi findings also provide a clear idea about the Pleistocene fauna of the Absheron Peninsula, even its flora. The richness of plant species and the insects associated with water are evidence of fresh water. At that time, one of the sources of fresh water near Binagadi was the animals' water. Subsequently, as a result of changes in oil-bearing layers, oil leaked onto the earth and flowed into freshwater lake. After the light fractions evaporated, the solid layer of oil laying on the shores of the lake turned into a trap and the strongest animals such as the rhizard, the primitive oxen, the giant deer, were drowned. Binagadi fauna is rich for abundance of animal residues and variety of species from Fourth Fauna found on the Ranco-Lya-Brea asphalt in California. The Binagadi fauna has great importance not only for the history of the South Caucasus fauna, but also for the solution of the complex problems of the paleo-phoenix of the whole Caucasus, the Middle Asia and the European part of the CIS. In the book named " Karischina primitive nature of Absheron" written by author V.V.Bogovich, contains information about the region.