Urud is a village in the Borchali uezd of the former Tiflis governorate, in the former Jalaloglu (Stepanavan) district, and currently in the Lori province. The provincial centre is located 45 km to the northeast of the town of Boyuk Garakilsa (Vanadzor), at a height of 1,450 m above sea level and near the Urud River. It was marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus. The name of the village is mentioned as “Soyudlu” in the works of Armenian authors.

The village was previously inhabited by Azerbaijanis, but after Armenian settlement in the region, the Azerbaijanis left the village. Along with the Armenians, the village was inhabited by 17 Azerbaijanis in 1897, three in 1926. In the 1930s they were also deported. At present, the village is inhabited only by Armenians.

The toponym is coined by adding the suffix “-ud” to the word “ur”, meaning in Turkic “a fortress, a fort-hill, a hill”. The word “ur” is used as “or” in Turkic.

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 the Ararat province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude 41°04’N., longitude 44°23’E.