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Abdanan Nature
Abdanan Nature
Abdanan is located in Iran
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 (2014)
 • Total 56,254
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Abdanan (Persian: آبدانان‎‎)(Kurdish:ئاودانان)[1] is a city located in the south of Ilam Province, Iran. The population of the city was 60,213 in 2016.[2]

Clip of nature of Abdanan City, By: Adib Mohamadvali

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.


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.


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


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


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.


  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)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.