Miskhana is a village in the Novo-Bayazid uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Akhta (Hrazdan) district, and currently in the Kotayk province. It lies 33 km to the northwest of the provincial centre, at a height of 2,000 m above sea level. There was a copper mine in the village.

The village was originally inhabited by Azerbaijanis, then Greeks also settled there. 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 in the Kur-Araz lowland of the Azerbaijan SSR” dated 23 December 1947, 14 Azerbaijani families (60 people) were deported from the village to Azerbaijan in 1950. After Armenia gained independence in 1991, the Greeks left the village and moved to Greece. Currently, the village is inhabited only by Armenians.

The toponym was coined by combining the words “mis” (copper) and “khana”.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 1 November 1949, the name of the village was changed to “Hankavan”. 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 Kotayk province.

Geographical coordinates: latitude: 40°38’ N., 44°28’ E.