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 (ä′bə-dän′, ăb′ə-dăn′)
A city of southwest Iran on Abadan Island in the delta of the Shatt al Arab at the head of the Persian Gulf.


(Placename) a port in SW Iran, on an island in the Shatt-al-Arab delta. Pop: 307 000 (2005 est)


(ˌɑ bəˈdɑn, ˌæb ə-)

a city in SW Iran, on the Shatt-al-Arab: oil refineries. 306,000.
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Noun1.Abadan - a port city in southwestern IranAbadan - a port city in southwestern Iran  
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
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In the higher-case scenario, in which the refinery upgrades in Arak, Abadan and Isfahan are completed, and all three condensate splitters in the Bandar Abbas plant are constructed, Iran will achieve a gasoline export capacity of 200,000 barrels a day.
including development of Iran's Isfahan and Abadan refineries," the official said.
Ghasemi received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Abadan Institute of Technology in Abadan, Iran and his Masters in Science in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.
The flight originally departed from Abadan in south-west Iran on Saturday but was forced to land in Isfahan for the night due to bad weather.
He said they were in two boats when they were arrested Saturday and are being held in the port of Abadan.
Project Location : Abadan and Isfahan, Iran Details : Iran will issue $600 million in bonds to finance Abadan and Isfahan refineries' development projects.
Iranian troops hit Iraki forces with big surprise attack around Abadan today lifting the seige of the oil refinery city tier a year of the gulf war, Radio Teheran reported.
A report in Rigzone said the agreement calls for constructing an export pipeline that extends from Basra oil fields in southern Iraq to Iran's Abadan refinery.
When I first met her in a college in Sheffield, she told me of her school years in the oil town of Abadan, a place of privet hedges and mown lawns.
Other guests include Mustafa Abadan, AIA, design partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, James Biber, partner at Pentagram, Mario Natarelli, of Futurebrand, and architect Lindy Roy.
The US-led Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) has backed plans for Iraq to build a 350,000 b/d crude oil pipeline for exports through Iran, says Oil Minister Ibrahim Bahr Al-Uloum, adding: "We have agreed in principle to an offer from Iran to build a 10-km pipeline across the Shatt Al-Arab (waterway) to the Iranian port of Abadan.
A witness said an Oil Ministry building was hit in Abadan.