Atlas of Urban Expansion

Addis Ababa
Ethiopia
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
2010 Population
3,009,130
2010 Urban Extent
29,628
hectares
2010 Density
102
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Addis Ababa in 2010 was 3,009,130, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.8% since 2000. The population of Addis Ababa in 2000 was 2,276,356, increasing at an average annual rate of 3% since 1986, when its population was 1,445,701.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Addis Ababa in 2010 was 29,628 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.8% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 18,245 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.1% since 2000, when its urban extent was 11,550 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Addis Ababa in 2010 was 142 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.1% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 194 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.1% since 1986 when the built-up area density was 191.97 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Addis Ababa in 2010 was 102 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.1% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 125 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0% since 1986 when the urban extent density was 125 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 9,420 hectares of built-up area was added to the Addis Ababa urban extent between 2000 and 2010. Of that added built-up area, 32% was Infill, 59% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 10% was Inclusion. A total of 4,181 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1986 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 26% was Infill, 48% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 26% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Addis Ababa 1990-2014 expansion area was 8.14 meters, compared to 0 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Addis Ababa occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 22%, compared to 15% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Addis Ababa's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.65 km/km2, compared to 2.68 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Addis Ababa's 1990-2014 expansion area was 90%, compared to 99% in the pre-1990 area.

1986-2000  2000-2010
1986-2000  2000-2010
1986-2000  2000-2010

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Addis Ababa's 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.8 hectares, compared to 3.19 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1986-2000  2000-2010