Garamahammad is a village in the Borchali (Lori-Pambak) uezd of the former Tiflis governorate, later in the former Jalaloghlu (Stepanavan) district, and currently in the Lori province. It lies 6 km to the northeast of the centre of the Jalaloghlu (Stepanavan) settlement. The name of the village is also used as “Garamammad”. The village had been inhabited by Azerbaijanis until the beginning of the 19th century. After the Russian occupation of the settlement in the early 19th century, the Azerbaijanis were forced out of the village, and the Russians from the Saratov and Kursk districts of Russia were settled there.

The village was inhabited only by 18 Azerbaijanis in 1831, whereas in 1926 and 1931 six Azerbaijanis lived there, along with the Russians. In the late 1930s, Azerbaijanis were expelled from the village. Until 1988 the village had been solely inhabited by Russians. After 1988 the Russians were also pushed out of the village by Armenians.

The toponym was coined on the basis of the personal name “Garamahammad”.

The name of the village was changed to “Aleksandrovka” in the honor of the Russian tsar in 1801. By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 22 February 1939, the name of the village was renamed “Gorky” in the honor of the Russian writer Maxim Gorky. By decision dated 8 August 1991, it was renamed “Bovadzor”. 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 Lori province.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 41°02’ N., longitude: 44°24’ E.