Abdanan

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Abdanan
آبدانان
city
Abdanan is located in Iran
Abdanan
Abdanan
Coordinates: 32°59′33″N 47°25′11″E / 32.99250°N 47.41972°E / 32.99250; 47.41972Coordinates: 32°59′33″N 47°25′11″E / 32.99250°N 47.41972°E / 32.99250; 47.41972
Country  Iran
Province Ilam
County Abdanan
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 21,662
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Abdanan (Persian: آبدانان‎)[1] is a beautiful city located in the south of Ilam Province, Iran. The population of the city was 21,662 in 2006.[2]

The city is located within the Zagros Mountains rages, one reason of being a destination for popular tourism . There are many natural resources such as oil, sulfur mines and oak forests. The city is of paramount importance regarding the army strategies and tactics for it well nigh enjoys a strategic location in the border line of Iran and Iraq; one of country's Air Force bases is situated in the city and utilizes an strategic airport, in case of necessary army encounters Abdanan Airport (OICD), for military use only.

Geography[edit]

Abdanan shares its borders from north and east to Darreh Shahr, south and west to Dehloran, southeast to Andimeshk. Mountains Kabir Kuh and Dinar Kuh Protected Area separate the city from Darreh Shahr and Dehloran.

Attractions[edit]

Attraction in Abdanan are Julian ancient city, Posht Ghale, Takhtan waterfall, Butak spring, Herzardar and Hezarani castles reminder of Sassanid era, Siahgaav twin lakes and etc.

Language[edit]

Majority of the people in Abdanan speak in Southern Kurdish dialects , but some of residents speak in Laki and luri.

Economy[edit]

The economy is based on agriculture and livestock also small industrial units are present.

Famous Persons[edit]

Dariush Rezainejad, nuclear energy scientist, was born in Abdanan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abdanan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3051253" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.