Garachanta is a village in the Aghbaba area in the Kars uezd of the former Kars province, later in the former Amasiya (Aghbaba) district, and currently in the Shirak province. The provincial centre lies 22 km to the northwest of the town of Gumru, on the left side of the Gumru-Amasiya highway, at a height of 1,850 m above sea level. It was marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

348 Azerbaijanis lived in the village in 1886, 440 in 1897, 665 in 1908 and 729 Azerbaijanis in 1914. Until 1937 the villagers had been registered as “Garapapags”. The village was subordinated to the Southwest Caucasian Republic established in Kars in 1918–1919. In February 1920 the village was destroyed by Armenian armed groups, and a part of the population moved to the Kars province and another part to the Urmia and Salmas provinces of Iran through the Iranian consulate in Gumru According to the Treaty of Kars in 1921, the village was incorporated into Soviet Armenia within the Aghbaba area. Only after that, some village population returned to the village. The village was solely inhabited by Azerbaijanis: 547 in 1922, 670 in 1926, 688 in 1931, 774 in 1939, 803 in 1959, 1,442 in 1970, 1,490 in 1980 and 1,600 Azerbaijanis in 1987. In November–December 1988 the Azerbaijanis were deported from their historical and ethnic lands by the Armenian government. Now the village is inhabited mainly by Armenians from the Akhilkalak and Bogdanovka (Ninosminda) districts of Georgia.

The toponym was coined on the basis of the name of the “Garachanta” multi-generational family.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 4 May 1939, the village was renamed “Azizbeyov”, and by decision of 3 April 1991, it was changed to “Aregnadem”. 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°55’ N., longitude: 43°45’ E.