Gapili 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 21 km to the southwest of the town of Gumru, adjacent to the Arpachay, on the Iravan-Gumru highway, at a height of 1500 m above sea level. It was marked in “The Iravan Province Review Book” and on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

According to the Treaty of Adrianople (1829), following the settlement of Armenians in the territory of the Iravan Khanate, the Azerbaijanis living in the village moved to Türkiye. Armenians were removed from Alashkirt, Erzurum and Mush provinces of Türkiye and settled in the village in 1829- 1830.

The fortress remnants and walls dating back to the Urartu reign still remain nearby the village.

The toponym was coined by adding the suffix “-lı” to the word “gapi”, which is used in Turkish to mean “an upper part of a narrow ravine divided into cracks” “a valley on a mountain slope”.

By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 February 1947, the village was renamed “Gusanagyugh”. According to the law “On the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Armenia” dated 7 November 1995, it was integrated into the administrative territory of the Shirak province.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 40°40’ N., longitude: 43°47’ E.