Hamzachiman is a village in the Alexandropol uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Boyuk Garakilsa (Gugark) district, and currently in the Lori province. The provincial centre is located 15 km to the northeast of the town of Vanadzor (Boyuk Garakilsa), at a height of 1,750 m above sea level. The name of the village was later stabilized under impact of the dialect as “Hamzachiman” (“chiman” is used in the meaning “meadow” in the dialects of the western group of the Azerbaijani language). It lies 19 km to the east of the town of Gugark.

The village was initially inhabited by Azerbaijanis who gradually left it following the settlement of Armenians in the region. It was marked as “Hamzachaman” in “The Iravan Province Comprehensive Data Book” dated 1590, and as “Hamzachiman” on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The toponym was coined by combining the personal name “Hamza” and the word “chaman” meaning “a field covered with green grass”, “greenery”.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 25 January 1978, the village was renamed “Margahovit”. According to the law “On the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Armenia” dated 7 November 1995, it was integrated into the administrative area of the Lori province.

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