Akarak is a village in the Borchali uezd of the former Tiflis governorate, later in the former Jalaloghlu (Stepanavan) district, and currently in the Lori province. The provincial centre lies 34 km to the north of the town of Boyuk Garakilsa (Vanadzor), and at a height of 1,370 m above sea level.

The village was initially inhabited by Azerbaijanis who left it after Armenians had been settled in the region. The toponym was coined by adding the suffix “-ak” to the Turkic ethnonym “akar”.

At present, the name of the settlement is written as “Aqarak” in the official documents in Armenian. 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 Lori province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude: 41°00’ N., longitude: 44°28’ E.