Derekend 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 to southwest of the town of Gumru, on the highway of Gumru-Serdarabad (Hoktemberyan), and at a height of 1460 m above sea level.

The village was inhabited by Azerbaijanis who left it after Armenians had settled in the region. Armenians were removed there in 1828–1829 from the Turkish provinces of Alashkirt, Bitlis and Mush of Türkiye.

The toponym was formed by combining the word “dere” used to denote “a deep burrow between two mountains” and the geographical nomen “kend”. It is a complex toponym formed on the basis of a relief.

By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 February 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: 44°40′ E.