Atlas of Urban Expansion

Ahvaz
Iran
Region: South and Central Asia
2013 Population
1,178,560
2013 Urban Extent
18,899
hectares
2013 Density
62
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Ahvaz in 2013 was 1,178,560, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.5% since 2000. The population of Ahvaz in 2000 was 853,527, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.3% since 1991, when its population was 698,310.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Ahvaz in 2013 was 18,899 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.1% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 12,697 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.9% since 2000, when its urban extent was 9,849 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Ahvaz in 2013 was 92 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.1% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 93 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.7% since 1991 when the built-up area density was 98.64 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Ahvaz in 2013 was 62 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.6% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 67 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.6% since 1991 when the urban extent density was 71 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 3,673 hectares of built-up area was added to the Ahvaz urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 21% was Infill, 44% was Extension, 17% was Leapfrog, and 18% was Inclusion. A total of 2,120 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1991 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 24% was Infill, 40% was Extension, 25% was Leapfrog, and 10% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Ahvaz 1990-2014 expansion area was 8.51 meters, compared to 7.19 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Ahvaz occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 23%, compared to 23% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Ahvaz's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.64 km/km2, compared to 2.03 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Ahvaz's 1990-2014 expansion area was 91%, compared to 96% in the pre-1990 area.

1991-2000  2000-2013
1991-2000  2000-2013
1991-2000  2000-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Ahvaz's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.41 hectares, compared to 3.51 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1991-2000  2000-2013