Atlas of Urban Expansion

Bamako
Mali
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
2013 Population
2,358,106
2013 Urban Extent
25,538
hectares
2013 Density
92
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Bamako in 2013 was 2,358,106, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.7% since 2000. The population of Bamako in 2000 was 1,113,715, increasing at an average annual rate of 10.7% since 1990, when its population was 352,486.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Bamako in 2013 was 25,538 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.1% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 13,138 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 10.9% since 2000, when its urban extent was 4,081 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Bamako in 2013 was 134 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.6% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 124 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.7% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 133.1 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Bamako in 2013 was 92 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.7% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 85 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.2% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 86 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 8,683 hectares of built-up area was added to the Bamako urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 27% was Infill, 29% was Extension, 32% was Leapfrog, and 12% was Inclusion. A total of 3,623 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 30% was Infill, 27% was Extension, 39% was Leapfrog, and 4% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Bamako 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.51 meters, compared to 9.29 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Bamako occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 20%, compared to 24% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Bamako's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.02 km/km2, compared to 1.87 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Bamako's 1990-2014 expansion area was 80%, compared to 98% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013
1990-2000  2000-2013
1990-2000  2000-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Bamako's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.1 hectares, compared to 1.63 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013