Atlas of Urban Expansion

Baku
Azerbaijan
Region: Western Asia and North Africa
2014 Population
1,671,787
2014 Urban Extent
25,662
hectares
2014 Density
65
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Baku in 2014 was 1,671,787, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.3% since 2000. The population of Baku in 2000 was 1,383,761, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.5% since 1989, when its population was 1,318,615.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Baku in 2014 was 25,662 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.7% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 19,984 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.2% since 2000, when its urban extent was 14,247 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Baku in 2014 was 90 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.8% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 101 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.2% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 140.9 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Baku in 2014 was 65 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.4% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 69 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.8% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 93 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 4,979 hectares of built-up area was added to the Baku urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 44% was Infill, 3% was Extension, 40% was Leapfrog, and 13% was Inclusion. A total of 4,332 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 35% was Infill, 29% was Extension, 4% was Leapfrog, and 31% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Baku 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.75 meters, compared to 8.88 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Baku occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 18%, compared to 26% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Baku's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.37 km/km2, compared to 1.8 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Baku's 1990-2014 expansion area was 84%, compared to 90% in the pre-1990 area.

1989-2000  2000-2014
1989-2000  2000-2014
1989-2000  2000-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Baku's 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.2 hectares, compared to 3.91 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-2000  2000-2014