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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.
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(Placename) a port in SW Iran, on an island in the Shatt-al-Arab delta. Pop: 307 000 (2005 est)
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(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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The tremor was also felt in other cities of the province, such as Ahvaz, Abadan, Izeh, Dezful, Bavi and Karoun.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran has witnessed an increase by 19,130 tons in its exports from the Southwestern port city of Abadan in the last 3 months, which means a year-on-year growth by 107%.
For the first time, Iran has discovered an oilfield right in Abadan, which is the center of Iran's oil industry as the home of its oldest and largest refinery.
For the Abadan Refinery development project, foreign direct investment (FDI) has already been raised to the amount of 2 billion euros, declared Iranian Deputy Minister of Petroleum on the distribution and processing of petroleum products Alireza Sadeghabadi.
Iraq's Ambassador to Iran, Rajih al-Moussawi said in a statement according to the Foreign Ministry: "The embassy explains to the public that there are thousands of Iraqi citizens visiting Iranian cities for tourism and visiting holy religious in addition to entering the free zone in Muhammarah and Abadan cities, and cases of theft or other are very limited and occur in any other country."
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 hotel will be managed by Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe, one of the most respected hospitality companies in the Mexican hotel industry.
In the director's unpublished autobiography, written in 1957, which Prof Goodby has recently had translated, Mr Golestan tells of an encounter with 36-year-old Thomas at the company's refinery in Abadan, where he was working as an administrator.
Mahmoud Bakhshi's gallery-filling installation The Unity of Time and Place, 2017, evoked this chronological overlap and a place central to these events: Abadan, an oil-producing city in southwestern Iran.
The refineries to be upgraded are at Isfahan, Tabriz, Tehran, Bandar Abbas and Abadan, Kazemi said in the interview.
Whatever happened to Ahvaz and Abadan, those cities in the land of the Khuz?
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