Goshavang 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 37 km to the southwest of the town of Gumru, at a height of 1450 m above sea level. It is 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, the population gradually left the village. The Armenians relocated from the Mush, Erzurum and Malazgirt provinces of Türkiye in 1829–1830 were settled in the village.

The toponym was coined by combining the word “gosha” meaning “pair, side by side” in the Azerbaijani language and the word “vang” meaning “a fortress, fort, place of residence, church”.

By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 April 1950, the village was renamed “Haykadzor”. 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°31’ N., longitude: 43°39’ E.