Aghpara is a village in the Novo-Bayazid uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Akhta (Hrazdan) district, and currently in the Kotayk province. It is located in the vicinity of the village of Derechichak, at the foot of Miskhanli and Alibey Mountains. It was marked in “The Iravan Province Review Book”, on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

Initially, the village was inhabited by Azerbaijanis who gradually left the village following the settlement of the Armenians in the region. In 1897 the village was inhabited by six Azerbaijanis. The Armenians were removed from the Maku province and settled there.

The toponym was coined by combining the word “agh” used in Old Turkic in the sense of “small, tiny”, and the word “para” meaning “a part, an area”.

The name of the village was Armenianized and became “Aghbyurak”. Later the village was integrated into the town of Hrazdan as the Aghbyurak settlement.

Geographic coordinates: latitude: 40°30’ N., longitude: 44°44’ E.