Maliklar is a village in the Zangezur uezd of the former Yelizavetpol (Ganja) governorate, later in the former Garakilsa (Sisian) district, and currently in the Syunik province. The provincial centre lies 115 km to the northwest of the town of Gafan, at a height of 2,000 m above sea level. The other names for the village were “Malikli” or “Galajik”. Following the establishment of the Zangezur uezd in Soviet Armenia on 31 August 1921, the settlement was integrated into the administrative area of Armenia.

The village was inhabited by 22 Azerbaijanis in 1831, 112 in 1873, 209 in 1886, 230 in 1897, 318 in 1908 and 249 Azerbaijanis in 1914. In 1918 the Azerbaijanis were expelled from the village by Armenian armed forces. After 1923 Armenians were settled in the village. Currently, the village is inhabited only by Armenians.

The toponym was coined on the basis of the ethnonym “Maliklar” (Malikli). By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 4 May 1939, the village was renamed “Spandaryan”.

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 Syunik province.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 39°37’ N., longitude: 45°54’ E.