abadan defined in 1939 yearabadan - Abadan;
abadan - Island on the E. side of the Shatt-el-Arab, near its entrance to the Persian Gulf. Belonging to Persia, it is occupied by Great Britain, who used it for depot purposes during the Great War. The Anglo-Iranian Oil Company has erected large refineries, works, and wharves on the island, and these, with the houses of the officials and other personnel, form the thriving, bustling town of Abadan. When, on Aug. 25, 1941, Britain and Russia moved into Persia in order to safeguard her against Nazi intrigue, Abadan was occupied by British and Indian troops from Basra.
near abadan in Knolik
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