[ah-buh-dahn, ab-uh-]
a city in SW Iran, on the Shatt-al-Arab: oil refineries.
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Abadan (ˌæbəˈdɑːn)
a port in SW Iran, on an island in the Shatt-al-Arab delta. Pop: 307 000 (2005 est)

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city, extreme southwestern Iran. The city is situated in Khuzestan, part of the oil-producing region of Iran. Abadan lies on an island of the same name along the eastern bank of the Shatt Al-'Arab (river), 33 miles (53 km) from the Persian Gulf. The city thus lies along Iran's border with Iraq. Abadan Island is bounded on the west by the Shatt Al-'Arab and on the east by the Bahmanshir, which is an outlet of the Karun River. The island is 42 miles (68 km) long and from 2 to 12 miles (3 to 19 km) wide.

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