Sheherjik is a village in the Zangezur uezd of the former Yelizavetpol (Ganja) governorate, in the territory of the former Gafan district, and currently in the Syunik province. The provincial centre lies 7 km to the north of the town of Gapan, on the left bank of the Okhchu River. After the establishment of the Zangezur uezd in Soviet Armenia on 31 August 1921, the settlement was integrated into the administrative area of Armenia. It was marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The village was inhabited by 37 Azerbaijanis in 1831, 162 in 1873, 371 in 1886, 341 in 1897, 395 in 1904 and 180 Azerbaijanis in 1914. In 1918 the Azerbaijanis were deported from the village having been exposed to the aggression of the Armenian armed units. Following 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 262 Azerbaijanis in 1922, 316 in 1926 and 425 Azerbaijanis in 1931. In 1960 the village of Shaharjik was cancelled as an administrative- territorial unit and became a settlement of the town of Gafan. In late November 1988 the Azerbaijanis were expelled from the village by the state of Armenia.

Currently, only Armenians live there. The toponym was coined on the basis of the ethnonym “Sheherjik” which means “a town” belonging to the Javanshir Turkic tribe.

Geographic coordinates: latitude 39°12’ N., longitude 46°24’ .