Bozdoghan is a village in the Alexandropol uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Aghin (Ani) district, and currently in the Shirak province. The provincial centre lies 35 km to the southwest of the town of Gumru, at an eight- verst distance from the Arpachay, and at a height of 1570 m above sea level. It was marked in “The Iravan Province Review Book”, and on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The village was initially inhabited by Azerbaijanis, who gradually left it after Armenians had been removed from Türkiye and settled in the territory of the Iravan Khanate in accordance with the Treaty of Adrianople (1829).

The toponym was formed on the basis of the name of a Turkic Oghuz tribe “Bozdoghan”. It is an ethnotoponym.

The village was renamed “Sarakap” by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 January 1935. 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 Shirak province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude: 40°33′ N., longitude: 43°43′ E.