Abarán is a Spanish municipality located in the province of Murcia. It is situated in the Valley of Ricote on the banks of the River Segura 40 km from the city of Murcia. It belongs to the parish of Santiago. It has a population of 12,917 (as of 2005). Abarán belongs to the comarca of Vega Alta del Segura, the capital of which is Cieza. Abarán and Cieza share a healthy rivalry.