Valiasr Street

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Vali Asr Street
خیابان ولی‌عصر
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Length 17.9 km (11.1 mi)
Location Tehran
From Square in Iran.png Tajrish Square
To Square in Iran.png Rahahan Square

Coordinates: 35°43′58″N 51°24′40″E / 35.732826°N 51.411112°E / 35.732826; 51.411112

Valiasr Street (Persian: خیابان ولی‌عصر‎) or Pahlavi Street is a tree-lined street in Tehran, Iran, dividing the metropolis into western and eastern parts built in 1922 to 1927, considering the end of asphalt plan it ended in 1933. It is considered one of Tehran's main thoroughfares and commercial centres. It is also the longest street in the Middle East,[1] and was reported as one of the longest in the world by former BBC (now Al Jazeera) journalist Rageh Omaar during the television documentary Welcome to Tehran.[2]

The street was built by Reza Shah Pahlavi's order and called the Pahlavi Street. After the 1979 Islamic Revolution the street's name was changed initially to Mossadeq Street (in reference to former nationalist prime minister Mohammad Mossadeq) and later to Valiasr (a reference to the 12th Shi'ite Imam[citation needed]). This vibrant, hub-like street is lined with many shops, restaurants, parks and cultural centers are situated along this long avenue.

Shopping

Valiasr Avenue is the main Shopping street in Tehran and whole Iran. Many foreign chain stores have branches on this street like Benetton Group (three stores), Reebok, Adidas, etc. Many important shopping centers of Tehran are located on the Valiasr street like the Tandis Center (located at northeast point of the street at Tajrish Sq.), the Safavieh Mall,[3] the Eskan Shopping center and many more. Many luxury jewellery and accessories stores such as Rolex and Tag Heuer are located on this street. Furthermore, hundreds of other local stores are located at Valiasr.

Other

Valiasr Sq. in 1977
  • Many cinemas, restaurants and hotels are located on this street.
  • Tehran City Theatre
  • Mellat Park and Saéi Park (two of Tehran's most visited parks)

Location

Valiasr runs from the Tehran's railway station (1117 meters elevation above sea level) in the south of the city to the Tajrish square (1612 meters elevation above sea level) in the north.

Valiasr runs for 12 miles (19.3 kilometers), north to south, and is filled with traffic at all hours, even until the early hours of the morning. The shops stay open late and the kiosks sell fresh fruit juice, coffee and newspapers.

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Tajrish Square
Street in Iran.svg Shahrdari Street
Street in Iran.svg Fana Khosro Street
France road sign A17.svg Street in Iran.svg Pasyan Street
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Parkway Junction
Expressway in Iran.svg Chamran Expressway
Expressway in Iran.svg Modares Expressway
Zeichen 102 - Kreuzung oder Einmündung mit Vorfahrt von rechts, StVO 1970.svg Street in Iran.svg IRIB Road
Zeichen 102 - Kreuzung oder Einmündung mit Vorfahrt von rechts, StVO 1970.svg Street in Iran.svg IRIB Road
France road sign A17.svg Expressway in Iran.svg Niayesh Expressway
Street in Iran.svg Esfandyar Street
France road sign A17.svg Avenue in Iran.svg Mirdamad Boulevard
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Vanak Square
Expressway in Iran.svg Haghani Expressway
Street in Iran.svg Vanak Street
Street in Iran.svg Mollasadra Street
Street in Iran.svg Berezil Street
AB-Brücke.svg Expressway in Iran.svg Hemmat Expressway
France road sign A17.svg Street in Iran.svg Abbaspur Street
Zeichen 102 - Kreuzung oder Einmündung mit Vorfahrt von rechts, StVO 1970.svg Street in Iran.svg Beheshti Street
France road sign A17.svg Street in Iran.svg Ostad Motahari Street
France road sign A17.svg Street in Iran.svg Asadabadi Street
France road sign A17.svg Street in Iran.svg Fatemi Street
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Valiasr Square
Avenue in Iran.svg Karimkhan Zand Boulevard
Avenue in Iran.svg Keshavarz Boulevard
Tehran Metro Logo.svgTehran Metro Line 3.png Meydan-e Vali Asr Metro Station
France road sign A17.svg Street in Iran.svg Taleqani Street
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Valiasr Junction
Street in Iran.svg Enqelab Street
Tehran Metro Logo.svgTehran Metro Line 3.pngTehran Metro Line 4.png Vali Asr Metro Station
France road sign A17.svg Street in Iran.svg Jomhuri-ye Eslami Street
France road sign A17.svg Street in Iran.svg Pastor Street
Street in Iran.svg Jami Street
France road sign A17.svg Street in Iran.svg Emam Khomeini Street
Tehran Metro Logo.svgTehran Metro Line 2.png Daneshgah-e Emam Ali Metro Station
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Moniriyeh Square
Street in Iran.svg Moayyeri Street
Street in Iran.svg Abu Said Street
Tehran Metro Logo.svgTehran Metro Line 3.png Moniriyeh Metro Station
France road sign A17.svg Street in Iran.svg Qazvin Street
France road sign A17.svg Street in Iran.svg Mowlavi Street
France road sign A17.svg Street in Iran.svg Mokhtari Street
Tehran Metro Logo.svgTehran Metro Line 3.png Rahahan Metro Station
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Rahahan Square
Street in Iran.svg Shush Street
Street in Iran.svg Kargar Street
Sinnbild Eisenbahn.svg Tehran Railway Station
Pfeil oben.svg From South to North Pfeil oben.svg

Pictures

See also

References

  1. ^ "'Death to the dictator' chants fuel Tehran riot". Brisbane Times. 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
  2. ^ "Welcome to Tehran – a journey by Rageh Omaar". BBC. 2006-11-03. Retrieved 2007-08-26.
  3. ^ "about the shopping center".

elevation

  • google earth

External links

  • Pictures of Tehran
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