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    Africa Boulevard بلوار آفریقا Route information Length: Major junctions North end: South end: Highway system
    5.5 km (3.4 mi)
    Modares Expressway
    Arjantin Square

    Highways in Iran

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    Africa Boulevard (Persian: بلوار آفریقا‎)(Jordan Street before Iranian Revolution) is the name of a popular avenue in Tehran, Iran.Africa Boulevard is the most famous street in Tehran after Valiasr Street which is the longest street in Middle East, spanning a south-north axis. It is also famous for being one of the liveliest streets of Tehran, experiencing regular traffic jams even at 2:00am during the Summer.

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    Africa Boulevard is the most famous street in Tehran after Valiasr Avenue which is the longest street in Middle East, spanning a south-north axis. It is also famous for being one of the liveliest streets of Tehran, experiencing regular traffic jams even at 2:00am during the Summer.

    The tree-lined boulevard is connected to Valiasr Street (ex-"Pahlavi Avenue") via crossing streets branching from its west side while the east side leads to culs de sacs bordering Modares Expressway.

    Characteristics

    Although its reputation as being the most prestigious residential area is now overtaken by some areas further north like Zafaraniyeh, Elahiyeh, Fereshteh, and Niavaran, it is nevertheless still home to very expensive real estate and an essential playground for the rich, with many boutique shopping centers, chic cafes and restaurants, extravagant florists, art galleries, beauty salons, language schools, etc., the ultimate place to see and to be seen for fashionable Tehranis who have a desire to show off their possessions.

    Rendezvous boys and girls, cruising the streets in cars during evening hours specially on Friday afternoons, used to be an indispensable part of Jordan''s image and the car-flirting culture there had developed into an accomplished syllabus through 1990s and early 2000s. The sight for such encounters however has now changed to Andarzgou boulevard in Farmanieh.

    The area, together with its neighboring Valiasr Ave, is suffering from severe traffic congestion due to rapid commercialization and lack of direct highway access.

    It is also the home to the Greek, Venezuelan, Sri Lankan, Polish, Mexican, Uruguayan, Brunei and some Arab embassies and once the developments in the south end of the boulevard are completed, many ministries plan to relocate there.

    Name dispute

    Since the boulevard was renamed after the Iranian Revolution to Africa, many locals and foreigners alike continue to refer to the area as Jordan. This is presumibly due to the effect of the wealthy inhabitants refusing to accept the new government''s name.

    History

    The avenue was formerly named after Dr. Samuel Jordan, the founder and the head of the American College of Tehran (later Alborz High School) from the 1910s to 1941.

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    Modares Expressway
    Mirdamad Boulevard
    Shahid Haghani Expressway
    Hemmat Expressway
    Resalat Expressway
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