Goturbulag is a village in the Borchali uezd of the former Tiflis governorate, later in the former Jalaloghlu (Stepanavan) district, and currently in the Lori province. The provincial centre lies 31 km to the west of the town of Boyuk Garakilsa (Vanadzor), at a height of 1,720 m above sea level.

The village was originally inhabited by Azerbaijanis, but following the settlement of the Armenians in the area, the population gradually left the village.

The toponym was coined from the words “gotur” (itch) and “bulag” (a spring) used in the Azerbaijani language. The village was named “Goturbulag”, as it was built nearby a curative spring (the water of this spring was mainly used for scabies). It is a hydrotoponym.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 January 1935, the village was renamed “Katnakhbuyr”. 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°13’ E.