Abadan, Turkmenistan

آبادان، ترکمنستان

ID:14830 Section: Place

Updated:Monday 26th January 2015

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Coordinates: 38°03′06″N 58°12′36″E / 38.05167°N 58.21000°E / 38.05167; 58.21000

Abadan Бюзмейн Country Province Population  • Total
AbadanLocation in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 38°03′06″N 58°12′36″E / 38.05167°N 58.21000°E / 38.05167; 58.21000
Turkmenistan
Ahal Province
50,000 (approximate)

Abadan is a town located near Aşgabat in the Ahal Province of Turkmenistan. It was founded in 1963. It was named Büzmeýin (Russian: Бюзмейн) until October 2002 when its name was changed by Turkmenistan''s president Saparmurat Niyazov. The traditional Russian name of the town is Bezmein (Безмейн). The town''s current mayor, Orazmyrat Garajaýew, was one of the approved candidates for the 2007 presidential election. There are about 50000 people living in Abadan. There is a power plant where the former president of Turkmenistan Saparmyrat Niyazov used to work.

Contents
  • 1 Transport
  • 2 2011 arms depot explosion
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References

Transport

The town is served by a station on the national railway system.

2011 arms depot explosion

On 7 July 2011, beginning around 16:45 local time, massive blasts occurred in Abadan. According to government officials, they occurred at a fireworks warehouse, killing 2 military men and 13 civilians. Opposition groups, however, claim it was in fact a Soviet-era arms depot that caused the explosions, with a death toll above 1,300 people.

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