Karpi is a village in the Echmiadzin uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Ashtarak district, and currently in the Aragatsotn province. The centre lies 2 km to the northeast of the town of Ashtarak, at a height of 1,310 m above sea level. It was marked in “The Iravan Province Comprehensive Data Book” compiled in 1590 and in “The Iravan Province Review Book” compiled in 1728.

Historically, the villages of Kichik Karpi and Boyuk Karpi were located in this area, later these two villages were merged and formalized as the Karpi village. The village was originally inhabited by Azerbaijanis, but following the settlement of Armenians in the region, the population gradually left the village.

The toponym was coined by adding the suffix “-pi” to the word “kar” meaning “a city”, “a fortress”, “a fortified place” in Turkish. The suffix “pi” means plural in the Elamite language. The toponym “Karpi” means “a people”, “a community”, “a tribe”, “a land”, “a country”.

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 Aragatsotn provinc.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 40°19’ N., longitude: 44°22’ E.