Balakend is a village in the Borchali uezd of the former Tiflis governorate, later in the former Barana (Noyemberyan) district, and currently in the Tavush province. The provincial centre lies 50 km to the north-west of the town of  Karvansara (Ijevan), and at a height of 720 m above sea level.

The village was originally inhabited by Azerbaijanis who gradually left it after Armenians had been settled in the region. After 1930 the Azerbaijanis were driven out, and Armenians were settled in the village.

The toponym was coined by combining the words “bala” meaning “young” and “kend” meaning “a settlement”.

The village was renamed “Dovegh”. 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 Tavush province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude: 41°11′ N., longitude: 45°02′ E.