Uzunoba is a village in the Echmiadzin uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Gurdugulu (Hoktemberyan) district, and currently in the Armavir province. The provincial centre is located 13 km to the southeast of the town of Serdarabad (Hoktemberyan, Armavir), on the left bank of the Araz River, and at a height of 877 m above sea level. It was noted in “The Iravan Province Review Book” compiled in 1728 and marked on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The village was previously inhabited by Azerbaijanis, but after the settlement of Armenians in the region, the Azerbaijanis gradually left the village. The toponym is coined by combining the word “uzun” meaning in Azerbaijani “spacious, large” and “oba” meaning “a village, settlement, homeland”, “a migratory place of several huts or tents where migrants or stockbreeders permanently live”.

The toponym means “a big village”.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of Armenian SSR dated 4 April 1946, the village was renamed “Argavand”. It was integrated into the administrative area of the Armavir province of Armenia according to the law “On the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Armenia” dated 7 November 1995.

Geographic coordinates: latitude 40°03’N., longitude 44°05’E.