Gulakarak is a village in the Borchali uezd of the former Tiflis governorate, later in the former Jalaloglu (Stepanavan) district, and currently in the Lori province. The provincial centre is located 17 km to the northwest of the town of Boyuk Garakilsa (Vanadzor), at a height of 1,400 m above sea level.

The village was originally inhabited by Azerbaijanis, and following the settlement of Armenians in the district, its inhabitants left the village.

The toponym was coined by combining the Turkic ethnonym “akar” (plant), which adopted the suffix “-ek”, and the word “gül” (flower).

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. At present, the name of the settlement is specified in Armenian as “Gyulagarak” in official documents.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 40°57’ N., longitude: 44°28’ E.