Aghbulag is a village in the Zangezur uezd of the former Yelizavetpol (Ganja) governorate, later in the former Gorus district, on the territory of the present Syunik province. It lies 9 km to the southwest from the Shurnukhu village, on the left bank of the Keshin River, which is the right branch of the Bazar River, at a height of 1,700 m above sea level. It was marked as “Aghbulag qishlaghi (Azerbaijani: winter pasture)” on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The Azerbaijanis, who resided in the village, were deported having been exposed to Armenian aggression in 1918. The settlement was integrated into the administrative area of Armenia following the formation of the Zangezur uyezd. The Azerbaijanis managed to return to their historical-ethnic land after the establishment of Soviet power in Armenia on 31 August 1921. The place was solely inhabited by Azerbaijanis: 66 in 1926, 88 in 1931, 146 in 1939, 187 in 1959 and 355 Azerbaijanis in 1970. In late November 1988 the residents of the village were deported from their historical-ethnic land by the Armenian state. At present, the village is inhabited by Armenians.

The toponym was coined from the word “agh” meaning “of high quality, drinkable” and the hydro-term “bulag” (Azerbaijani: spring). The village derived its name from the name of the spring of the same name in that area.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 April 1991, the village was renamed “Aghbullak”. According to the law “On the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Armenia” dated 7 November 1995, it was integrated into the administrative area of the Syunik province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude: 39°21′ N., longitude: 46°23′ E.