Atlas of Urban Expansion

Astrakhan
Russia
Region: Europe and Japan
2014 Population
567,629
2014 Urban Extent
22,316
hectares
2014 Density
25
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Astrakhan in 2014 was 567,629, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.6% since 2003. The population of Astrakhan in 2003 was 532,541, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.7% since 1988, when its population was 475,766.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Astrakhan in 2014 was 22,316 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.5% since 2003. The urban extent in 2003 was 21,098 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.4% since 2003, when its urban extent was 9,351 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Astrakhan in 2014 was 38 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.5% since 2003. The built-up area density in 2003 was 40 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -4.9% since 1988 when the built-up area density was 84.62 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Astrakhan in 2014 was 25 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.1% since 2003. The urban extent density in 2003 was 25 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -4.6% since 1988 when the urban extent density was 51 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 1,567 hectares of built-up area was added to the Astrakhan urban extent between 2003 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 64% was Infill, 8% was Extension, 8% was Leapfrog, and 19% was Inclusion. A total of 7,684 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1988 and 2003. Of that added built-up area, 28% was Infill, 52% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 20% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Astrakhan 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.3 meters, compared to 7.94 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Astrakhan occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 20%, compared to 14% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Astrakhan's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.84 km/km2, compared to 1.16 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Astrakhan's 1990-2014 expansion area was 80%, compared to 84% in the pre-1990 area.

1988-2003  2003-2014
1988-2003  2003-2014
1988-2003  2003-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Astrakhan's 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.1 hectares, compared to 2.82 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1988-2003  2003-2014