Bandar Abbas


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Bandar Abbas

(bändär` äb-bäs`), city (1991 pop. 249,504), S Iran, on the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. A port of strategic and commercial importance, it is the focal point of the trade routes of S Iran. It was long noted for its trade with India. The town has food processing, textile, and oil refining industries; cotton, rugs, nuts, and dates are exported. Early in the 16th cent. the Portuguese established themselves in the region, seizing the islands in the strait and using the town, which they fortified and called Gamru, as a mainland port. Shah Abbas I recaptured (c.1615) the town and later the islands. The Dutch (without the shah's consent) and the English (with the shah's approval) subsequently set up trading stations there; they called the town Gombroon. In 1622, Shah Abbas renamed the town Bandar Abbas (port of Abbas) and developed it into a major port. Bandar Abbas began to lose importance in the late 1800s, especially after the opening of the Trans-Iranian RR terminal at the head of the Persian Gulf.
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"Vessel 'Stena Impero' currently stationed at Bandar Shahid Bahonar, a short distance from Bandar Abbas port.
Shahid Darvishi Shipyard belonging to the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics is located 37km west of Bandar Abbas district, Hormozgan province of Iran.
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Pakistani flotilla was given a warm welcome by the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) on its arrival at Port Bandar Abbas. Military band of IRIN was present to receive Pakistan Navy Ships in a traditional manner to demonstrate warmth and hospitality.
The Pakistani flotilla was given a warm welcome by the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy on its arrival at Port Bandar Abbas. In addition, a large number of Iranian Navy officers including Deputy Commander of Iran's First Naval Region were present to receive the ships.
Pakistani flotilla was given a warm welcome by the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) on its arrival at Port Bandar Abbas. A military band of IRIN was present to receive Pakistan Navy Ships in a traditional manner to demonstrate warmth and hospitality.
The UAE's National Centre for Meteorology's National Seismic Network repoted the quake shook north-east Bandar Abbas in Iran.
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Bandar Abbas Oil Refining Company is one of Iran's nine petroleum refining companies, located in the northern coastline of the Persian Gulf near Bandar Abbas port.
He said that Iran is keen to work with Pakistan for interconnection linkage between Karachi Port and Bandar Abbas as well as the development of tourism and facilitation of 'zaireen' (religious pilgrims).
He further said there was ample space of 204,000 hectares available at Bandar Abbas for promoting transshipment cargo handling facility.
The delegation complimented the development works and offered to change and to join handsfor an interconnection linkage of KPT and Bandar Abbas. His Excellency Mr.