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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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Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement for the 144-key Hyatt Place Aguascalientes with affiliates of Promotora Comercial Abadan.
The Turkmen Parliament decided to abolish the Abadan and Ruhabat districts of the city and to transfer their administrative territories to the corresponding districts of Ashgabat.
Managing Director of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company Abbas Kazemi said then that Iran needed $14 billion of investment in total to fix and upgrade Tehran, Bandar Abbas, Isfahan, Tabriz and Abadan refineries.
The Petroleum Industry University (Sana'ate Naft) in Abadan, where student protests have hobbled the campus for two weeks, has announced it will shut down until further notice.
Two of the injured have serious conditions and were taken to a hospital in Al Ahwaz, while two others were admitted to Abadan hospital, the agency said.
The government will pay for Abadan plant's modernisation and is seeking investors to fund the others, he said.
Basra / NINA / A source in Basra said "a set of wooden ships anchored at the docks of Abadan to a large fire for unknown reasons, which led to the cutting the ships' ropes and drifting with the in Shat al-Arab.
Iran Air presently serves Abadan, Ahwaz, Ardabil, Bandar Abbas, Birjand, Bushehr, Chah-Bahar, Gheshm, Gorgan, Isfahan Int'l, Kerman, Kermanshah, Kish, Lar, Mashad, Rasht, Shiraz, Tabriz, Urmieh, Yazd, and Zahedan locally.
In less than two years of war from late September 1980, that was cut to 670,000 b/d after destruction of the Abadan refinery and the Kermanshah topping plant.
Abadan City, Iran, hosted on December 3-5 the Greco-Roman Wrestling Club World Championships, AKIpress has learned from the United World Wrestling.
2-magnitude quake hit at a depth of around 10 kilometers (6 miles), in an area 36 kilometers southeast of the Iranian city of Abadan, the USGS reported.
Those convicted came from Tehran, Yazd, Shiraz, Abadan and Kerman, and were each imprisoned for between 11 and 21 years.