Masimli is a village in the Iravan uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Gamarli (Artashat) district, and currently in the Ararat province. The provincial centre lies 6 km to the east of the town of Gamarli, at a height of 850 m above sea level. It is marked in “The Iravan Province Review Book” as “Masumlu”.

The village was inhabited by 62 Azerbaijanis in 1831, 360 in 1873, 357 in 1886, 507 in 1897, 448 in 1908, 594 in 1914 and 558 Azerbaijanis in 1916. In 1918 the Azerbaijanis were exposed to genocide or deported by Armenian armed forces, and the Armenians brought from abroad were settled in the village. Following the establishment of Soviet power in present-day Armenia, the Azerbaijanis managed to return to their lands. The village was inhabited by 269 Azerbaijanis in 1922, 260 in 1926, and 269 Azerbaijanis in 1931. In accordance with the decision of the USSR Council of Ministers “On the resettlement of collective farmers and other Azerbaijani population from the Armenian SSR to the Kur-Araz lowland of the Azerbaijan SSR” dated 23 December 1947, the Azerbaijani population of the village was forcibly deported to Azerbaijan. Currently, the village is inhabited only by Armenians.

The toponym was formed on the basis of the name of the “Masimli” multi- generational family.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 1 December 1949, the name of the village was changed to “Aygepat”. 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 Ararat province.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 39°57’ N., longitude: 44°36’ E.