Abadan is a district of Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan. Formerly a separate town in Ahal Province, in 2013 it was incorporated into Ashgabat as part of a program that expanded the capital's area by about 15%.
It was founded in 1963 and bore the name Büzmeýin until October 2002, when its name was changed by Turkmenistan's president Saparmurat Niyazov. The traditional Russian name of the town is Bezmein .
The town's current mayor, Orazmyrat Garajaýew, was one of the approved candidates for the 2007 presidential election.
There are about 50,000 people living in Abadan. There is a power plant where Saparmurat Niyazov, former president of Turkmenistan, used to work.