Pashakend 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. The provincial centre lies 15 km to the northwest of the town of Akhta (Hrazdan), at the foot of Pambak Mountain, near the Kaver River, at a height of 1,750 m above sea level. Its name was marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.The name of the village was literally translated into Armenian and was given as “Pashagyugh” in the works of Armenian authors.

The village was inhabited by 76 Azerbaijanis in 1831, 268 in 1873, 436 in 1886, 490 in 1897, 673 in 1908, 908 in 1914 and by 712 Azerbaijanis in 1916. In 1918 the Azerbaijanis were expelled or massacred by Armenian armed groups, and 380 Armenians were settled in the village. After the establishment of Soviet power in the territory of present-day Armenia, the surviving Azerbaijanis were able to return to their village. Along with the Armenians, the village was inhabited by 69 Azerbaijanis in 1922, 98 in 1926, 126 in 1931. According to 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, the Azerbaijani population of the village was deported to Azerbaijan in 1948. At present the village is inhabited by Armenians.

The toponym was coined by combining the word “kend” (“a village”) and the personal name “Pasha”.

By the decision of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 January 1935, the village was renamed “Marmarik”. 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 Kotayk province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude 40°34’ N., longitude 44°40’ E.