a city in SW Iran, on the Shatt-al-Arab: oil refineries.
Historical Examples

Dirty your face and you might walk about Abadan without attracting notice.
A Dweller in Mesopotamia Donald Maxwell

Abadan is on an island and the pipe line crosses the water from the mainland.
A Dweller in Mesopotamia Donald Maxwell

On the eastern side of its lower course is Abadan Island, on which about 1,000 tons of crude oil are refined daily.
The Childrens’ Story of the War, Volume 3 (of 10) James Edward Parrott

We were unfortunately on the far side of the river from Abadan, and consequently our plight would not be observed from the works.
A Dweller in Mesopotamia Donald Maxwell

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

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