Chirpili 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 32 km to the southwest of the town of Gumru, at a height of 1500 m above sea level. It was noted as “Chirpili” on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The toponym was coined by adding the identifying suffix “-lı” to the word “chirpi” used in the sense of “a withered branch, fragments of bush”.

The village was renamed “Jrapi” by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 February 1947. 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°40′ E.