Atlas of Urban Expansion

Ahmedabad
India
Region: South and Central Asia
2013 Population
6,232,952
2013 Urban Extent
27,409
hectares
2013 Density
227
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Ahmedabad in 2013 was 6,232,952, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.1% since 2000. The population of Ahmedabad in 2000 was 4,718,391, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.2% since 1989, when its population was 3,737,723.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Ahmedabad in 2013 was 27,409 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.9% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 21,292 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2% since 2000, when its urban extent was 17,192 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Ahmedabad in 2013 was 295 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 296 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.3% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 307.03 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Ahmedabad in 2013 was 227 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.2% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 222 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.2% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 217 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 5,186 hectares of built-up area was added to the Ahmedabad urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 36% was Infill, 53% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 11% was Inclusion. A total of 3,742 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 47% was Infill, 38% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 15% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Ahmedabad 1990-2014 expansion area was 8.45 meters, compared to 8.98 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Ahmedabad occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 24%, compared to 18% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Ahmedabad's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.61 km/km2, compared to 1.86 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Ahmedabad's 1990-2014 expansion area was 95%, compared to 97% in the pre-1990 area.

1989-2000  2000-2013
1989-2000  2000-2013
1989-2000  2000-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Ahmedabad's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.1 hectares, compared to 4.25 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-2000  2000-2013