Dates form the island’s primary crop and long constituted its chief source of in­come; extensive groves line the island’s shore.


ĀBĀDĀN (آبادان), island and city in the ostān (اُستان, province) of Ḵūzestān (خوزستان) at the head of the Persian Gulf.

i. History.

ii. The modern city.

iii. Basic population data, 1956-2011.


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آبادان abadan aabaadaan


(L. P. Elwell-Sutton, X. de Planhol)

Originally Published: December 15, 1982

Last Updated: December 15, 2014

This article is available in print.
Vol. I, Fasc. 1, pp. 51-57

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Multiple Authors, “ĀBĀDĀN,” Encyclopaedia Iranica, Online Edition, 2014, available at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/abadan