Saghmosavang is a village in the Echmiadzin uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Ashtarak district, and currently in the Aragatsotn province. The provincial centre lies 8 km to the north-east of the town of Ashtarak, at a height of 1,620 m above sea level. It is noted as Savmosavang in “The Iravan Province Review Book”.

In 1831 the village was inhabited only by 131 Azerbaijanis. Along with the Armenians, the village was inhabited by 100 Azerbaijanis in 1873, 141 in 1886, 185 in 1897 and 404 Azerbaijanis in 1914. Armenians were relocated to the village after the 1850s. The Azerbaijani population of the village were deported having been exposed to Armenian aggression in 1918. Only after the establishment of Soviet power in the territory of present-day Armenia, the surviving Azerbaijanis were able to return to their ancestral lands. The village was inhabited by 36 Azerbaijanis in 1922, 53 in 1926, 65 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 to the Kur-Araz lowland of the Azerbaijan SSR” dated 23 December 1947, the Azerbaijanis were forcibly removed from their historical and ethnic lands and deported to Azerbaijan in 1948–1953.

The toponym was coined from the word “sakma/sokma” which means “a path”, “a river crossing through the swamp” in Turkic and from the word “veng” which means “a tower” in Turkic. The word “Sakma/sokma” has undergone a phonetic change and taken the form of “saghma/soghma”. The toponym means “a village, settlement near the castle on the side of the path”. In Armenian literature the name of the village is noted in its phonetic form “Saghmosavan”.

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 Aragatsotn province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude 40°23’ N., longitude 44°23’ E.