The history of the Spitak begins from 4-1 millennia BC. Proof of this is the tools and household items of the Neolithic period found during excavations in the Spitak area.
Spitak was called “Hamamlu” or “Hamamli” until 1949, which probably originated from the Persian word “hamam” (bath). The name Spitak is associated with the limestone mines around the city.
Spitak was a developed industrial city until the devastating 1988 earthquake. It had 14 industrial factories, which were closed and partially destroyed during the earthquake.