Goykilsa is a village in the Iravan uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Ellar (Kotayk, Abovyan) district, and currently in the Kotayk province. It is located 47 km to the southeast of the provincial centre, at a height of 1,700 m above sea level. It was marked in “The Iravan Province Review Book”, on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

Until 1828 it had been inhabited only by Azerbaijanis. Armenians were moved there from Türkiye in 1828–1829. The village was inhabited by 293 Azerbaijanis in 1873, 333 in 1886, 424 in 1897 and 890 Azerbaijanis in 1914. In 1918 the Azerbaijanis were exposed to genocide by Armenian armed forces and deported. It was inhabited by 94 Azerbaijanis in 1922, 100 in 1926 and 170 Azerbaijanis in 1931. According to the decision of the USSR Council of Ministers “On the resettlement of collective farmers and other Azerbaijani population from the Armenian SSR in the Kur-Araz lowland of the Azerbaijan SSR” dated 23 December 1947, its inhabitants were deported to Azerbaijan. Currently, the village is inhabited only by Armenians.

The toponym was coined by combining the words “göy” (the sky) and “kilsə” (a church).

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 January 1935, it was renamed “Kaputan”. 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 Kotayk province.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 40°19’ N., longitude: 44°41’ E.