Derekend is a village in the Pambak region of the Alexandropol uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Boyuk Garakilsa (Gugark) district, and currently in the Lori province. The provincial centre lies 31 km to the northeast of the town of Vanadzor (Boyuk Garakilsa), on the bank of the Chakhchakhli River, at the foot of Mountain Chubukhlu, and at a height of 1,250 m above sea level. It was mentioned in “The Iravan Province Review Book”.

The village was initially inhabited by Azerbaijanis who left it after Armenians had been settled in the region.

The toponym was coined by combining the word “dere” used to denote “a deep burrow between two mountains or hills, on the plain” and the geographical nomen “kend”. The village is located in the burrow, hence its name “Derekend”.

The name of the geographical area was calqued into Armenian as “Dzoragyugh”. 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: 40°57′ N., longitude: 44°36′ E.