|Length:||5.5 km (3.4 mi)|
|North end:||Modares Expressway|
|South end:||Arjantin Square|
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.
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.
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.
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 affect of the wealthy inhabitants refusing to accept the new governments name.
|From North to South|
|Shahid Haghani Expressway|
|Beyhaghi Parking Bus Terminal (Arjantin)|
| Beyhaghi Street
Shahid Ahmad Qasir Street
|From South to North|