Bughdashen 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 41 km southwest of the town of Gumru, on the highway of Gumru- Gurdugulu (Hoktemberyan), by the Arpachay, and at a height of 1460 m above sea level.

The village had been inhabited by Azerbaijanis until the 1830s. The Armenians were removed to the village in 1828–1829 from the Turkish provinces of Alashkirt, Erzurum, Bitlis and Mush.

The toponym was formed by combining the word “bughda” meaning “wheat” and the word “shen” meaning “shenlik”, i.e. “a village”, as used in Old Turkic in the sense of “a village”, “a place of residence”.

By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 December 1947, it was renamed “Bagravan”. 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°28′ N., longitude: 43°43′ E.