Khoshkotan is a village in the Borchali uezd of the former Tiflis governorate, later in the former Barana (Noyemberyan) district, and currently in the present Tavush district. The provincial centre is located 31 km of the town of  Karvansara (Ijevan), at a height of 850 m above sea level.

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

The toponym was coined by combining the ancient Turkic word “kosh” meaning “a camp”, “a land”, “a community”, “a small land” and the word “kotan” meaning “a place where cattle is kept, a town, fortress walls”, “a stable”, “a place where sheep are kept in the evenings near the settlement (aul)”, and means “a place where sheep are kept, a village near the yurd”. The word “kotan” is used in Turkic languages as “kutan” meaning “khutor, mountain meadow of nomadic shepherds.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 25 January 1978, it was renamed “Voskevan”. 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 Tavush province.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 41°07’ N., longitude: 45°03’ E.