Garanlig is a village in the Novo-Bayazid uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Garanlig (Martuni) district, and currently in the Gegharkunik province. The provincial centre lies 37 km to the southeast of the town of Kavar (Yeni Bayazid, Kamo), at a height of 2,060 m above sea level. It was marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The village was originally inhabited by Azerbaijanis, and following the settlement of Armenians in the area according to the Treaty of Turkmenchay (1828), the population gradually left the village.

The toponym was coined by adding the suffix “-lıq” to the word “gara” which implies “a mountain, hill”. It is an orotoponym. The toponym is structurally derivative.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 5 July 1968, the village was renamed “Geghhovit”. 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 Gegharkunik province.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 40°06’ N., longitude: 45°17’ E.