Garaiman is a village in the Novo-Bayazid uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Basarkechar (Vardenis) district, and currently in the Gegharkunik province. The provincial centre lies 92 km to the southeast of the town od Kavar (Gavar), at the foot of the mountain, at a height of 2200 km above sea level. It was marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The village was inhabited only by Azerbaijanis: 207 in 1831, 418 in 1873, 569 in 1886, 775 in 1897, 1,033 in 1908, 1,079 in 1914 and 650 Azerbaijanis in 1916. On 13-20 April 1919 the Azerbaijanis were massacred and expelled from their native villages by Armenian armed forces. Following the establishment of Soviet power in the territory of present-day Armenia, the surviving Azerbaijanis managed to return to the Garaiman village. The village was inhabited by 478 Azerbaijanis in 1922, 527 in 1926, 652 in 1931, 819 in 1939, 564 in 1959, 823 in 1979 and 2000 Azerbaijanis in 1987. In 1988 the Azerbaijanis were again expelled from their historical and ethnic lands by the Armenian government. At present, the village is inhabited only by Armenians.

The toponym was formed on the basis of the name of the Garaman Turkic tribe.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 25 January 1978, the village was renamed “Sovetkend”, and by decision dated 3 April 1991, it was renamed “Kakhakn”. 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 Gegharkunik province.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 40°17’ N., longitude: 45°47’ E.