Karimkend is a village in the Novo-Bayazid uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Kavar (Yeni Bayazid, Kamo) district, and currently in the Gegharkunik province. The provincial centre lies 5 km to the southwest of the town of Kavar, at a height of 2,160 m above sea level.

The village was initially inhabited by Azerbaijanis, and following the settlement of Armenians in the area, the population gradually left the village.

The toponym was coined by combining the personal name “Karim” and the geographical name “kend” (a village).

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 2 March 1940, the name of the village was changed to “Tsakhkashen”. 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 Gegharkunik province.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 40°18’ N., longitude: 45°03’ E.