Serdarabad is a town in the Echmiadzin uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Gurdugulu (Hoktemberyan) district, and currently in the Armavir province. It is located 43 km to the west of the city of Iravan, at a height 860 m above sea level. It was marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

In 1897 44 Azerbaijanis lived in the village. In 1905–1906 the Azerbaijanis were massacred or deported from the village by Armenian armed units. At present, only Armenians live in the village.

The toponym was coined by combining the word “serdar” used in the meaning of “a ruler who governs a province and has the right to give instructions on behalf of the head of state” and the word “abad” to denote “a village founded, renovated by Serdar”. The expressions “serdar” and “abad” in the toponym indicate that the village was built by the Khan of Iravan. The area was the property of the khans of Iravan.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 January 1935, it was renamed “Hoktemberyan” (in honor of the October Revolution of 1917) and by decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia dated 7 November 1995, it was renamed “Armavir”. According to the law “On the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Armenia” dated 7 November 1995, it is the centre of the Armavir province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude 40°09’ N. longitude 44°02’ E.