Sachli is a village in the Echmiadzin uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Abaran district, and currently in the Aragatsotn province. The provincial centre lies 61 km to the northwest of the town of Ashtarak, on the left tributary of the Abaran River, at a height of 1950 m above sea level. Its name was indicated in “The Iravan Province Review Book”, and was marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus. Another name for the village was “Sajili”.

The village was originally inhabited by Azerbaijanis, and according to the Treaty of Adrianople (1829) after the settlement of the Armenians from Türkiye in the village, the Azerbaijani population gradually left the village. The toponym was coined on the basis of the tribal name “the Sajis”.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 15 July 1946, the village was renamed “Norashen” and by decision of the parliament of Armenia, dated 4 July 2006, The village was renamed “Shoghakn”. 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 Aragatsotn province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude 40°28’ N., longitude 44°28’ E.