Imirkhan is a village in the Iravan uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Artik district, and currently in the Shirak province. The provincial centre is located 17 km to the west of the town of Gumru, at a height of 1,560 m above sea level. Another name for the village was marked as “Amirkhan” or “Imirkhanli”. It was marked as “Imirkhanli” in “The Iravan Province Review Book” and as “Imirkhan” on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

Azerbaijanis used to live there, and following the settlement of Armenians in the region, the population left for Türkiye.

The toponym was coined by combining the name of the Turkic tribe “Imir” (phonetic form of “eymur”) and the word “khan” and means “a village belonging to the khan from the tribe Eymur/Imir”.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 1 June 1940, it was renamed “Saratak”. 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 Shirak province.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 40°40’ N., longitude: 43°51’ E.