Sirketas is a village in the Zangezur uezd of the former Yelizavetpol (Ganja) governorate, later in the former Gafan district, and currently in the Syunik province. The provincial centre lies 9 km to the northeast of the town of Gapan, at a height of 1,050 m above sea level.

The village was originally inhabited by Azerbaijanis, but following the settlement of Armenians there, its population gradually left the village. After the establishment of the Zangezur uezd in Soviet Armenia on 31 August 1921, the settlement was included in the administrative territory of Armenia. Along with the Armenians, six Azerbaijanis resided in the village in 1926. In 1929 the Azerbaijanis were expelled from the village. Currently, only Armenians live there.

The toponym was coined by combining the word “sir” which means “a valley, hill, ravine” in Turkic and the word “tas” used to mean “a stone” in Turkic. In 1920 it was renamed “Khdrants”.

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 Syunik province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude 39°13’ N, longitude 46°31’ E.