Itgiran or Gulustan is a village in the Sharur-Daralayaz uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Pashali (Azizbeyov, Vayk) district, and currently in the Vayots Dzor province. The provincial centre is located 42 km to the southeast of Keshishkend (Yeghegnadzor), at a height of 1,580 m above sea level.

The village was solely inhabited by Azerbaijanis: 157 in 1831, 257 in 1873, 364 in 1886, 235 in 1897, 490 in 1904, 539 in 1914 and 442 Azerbaijanis in 1916. In 1918 the village was invaded by Armenian armed forces and the Azerbaijanis living in the village were massacred or expelled. Following the establishment of Soviet power in the territory of present-day Armenia, the survivors managed to return to their native lands. The village was solely inhabited by Azerbaijanis -103 in 1922, 88 in 1926, 127 in 1931, 202 in 1939, 148 in 1959 and 253 Azerbaijanis in 1979. In November 1988 all residents of the village were deported from their historical and ethnic homeland. At present, Armenians live there.

The toponym was coined by combining the word “it” reflected in the name of the “Itbarak” tribe mentioned in historical sources and used as an ethnonym and the word “kuren/kuran” (giran) meaning “a temporary shelter for cattle-breeders” in Old Turkic. It is an ethnotoponym.

The villahe was renamed “Gulustan” by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 January 1935 and later “Nor Aznaberd” by the decree dated 3 April 1991. 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 Vayots Dzor province.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 39°32’ N., longitude: 45°25’ E.