Huseynguluaghali is a village in the Novo- Bayazid uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Basarkechar (Vardenis) district, and currently in the Gegharkunik province. The provincial centre is located 83 km to the southeast of the town of Kavar (Gavar), nearby the Mazra River, at a height of 1,980 m above sea level. It was marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The village was inhabited by 636 Azerbaijanis in 1873, 760 in 1886, 877 in 1897, 778 in 1908, 1,207 in 1914 and 1,079 Azerbaijanis in 1916. On 13-20 April 1919 the Azerbaijani population of the village was massacred or expelled by Armenian armed forces. Following the establishment of Soviet power in present-day Armenia in 1920, the villagers managed to return to their ancestral lands. The village was inhabited by 527 Azerbaijanis in 1922, 605 in 1926, 719 in 1931, 873 in 1939, 976 in 1959, 1,577 in 1970, 1,855 in 1979 and 3,000 Azerbaijanis in 1987. The population of the village was deported by Armenians in November 1988. At present, Armenians live there.

The name of the village was coined by adding the identifying suffix “-li” to the personal name “Huseyngulu agha” (here, the word “agha” denotes a title). However, this name was changed in 1924 to “Narimanli” in honor of the Azerbaijani writer and public figure N.Narimanov. By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 April 1991, it was renamed “Shatvan”. 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 Gegharkunik province.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 40°10’ N., longitude: 45°49’ E.