In 1906 a village school was opened which today functions as a middle school. A new school was built in 1978, which was renovated for the first time in 2008 by Armenia Fund There is a hospital, a house of culture, a movie theater and a library. In addition to nearby Gtichavank Monastery and the ruins of Gtich Fortress, there are nearby ruins of some churches including Stepanos Nakhavkayi Church of the 13th century. The village church is named Saint Hovhannes and was built in 1736. A few of the Yezanyan Meliks are buried in the yard of Saint Hovhannes Church. In the Middle Ages, the village was the center of the Dizak Melikdom.
In 1974 there were 1,228 Armenian inhabitants in the village, in 1987 there were 396 houses and 1421 Armenian inhabitants.
The village was damaged during the Karabakh War, and lives were lost. Captured by Azeri forces during the war, Armenian forces recaptured the village on October 30, 1991.
Professor M. Yeganyan and Professor Z. Chahangirov are notable people who were born in the village.
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