Talin district was established on September 9, 1930. The administrative center of the district with an area of 1288 km² was Yukhari Talin settlement. The distance from the district center to the city of Iravan is 74 km. Arpachay flows from one side of the Talin district. A part of the Alagoz mountain and the Garaburun plateau also fall on the territory of the Talin district.

The territory of the district was included in the Talin district of the historical Iravan khanate, during the period of Tsarist Russia, part of it was included in Echmiadzin district of Iravan governorate, and the other part was included in Alexandropol uezd.

The toponym is derived from the combination of the word “tal” which means “willow, willow bush” and the word “in” which means “hut, cave” in Turkish. It is a phytotoponym. It is a structurally complex toponym.

Since 1987, the native inhabitants of the district – Azerbaijanis were forced to leave their places of residence. In 1995, the district was abolished and included in the administrative territory of Aragatsotn province of Armenia.