Atlas of Urban Expansion

Beira
Mozambique
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
2013 Population
382,575
2013 Urban Extent
12,153
hectares
2013 Density
31
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Beira in 2013 was 382,575, increasing at an average annual rate of 8% since 2001. The population of Beira in 2001 was 143,908, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.9% since 1991, when its population was 131,884.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Beira in 2013 was 12,153 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 12.6% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 2,631 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.7% since 2001, when its urban extent was 2,207 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Beira in 2013 was 62 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.1% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 90 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.4% since 1991 when the built-up area density was 127.08 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Beira in 2013 was 31 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -4.5% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 55 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.9% since 1991 when the urban extent density was 60 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 4,612 hectares of built-up area was added to the Beira urban extent between 2001 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 12% was Infill, 12% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 75% was Inclusion. A total of 558 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1991 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 67% was Infill, 18% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 16% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Beira 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.46 meters, compared to 8.35 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Beira occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 11%, compared to 19% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Beira's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.62 km/km2, compared to 1.15 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Beira's 1990-2014 expansion area was 58%, compared to 83% in the pre-1990 area.

1991-2001  2001-2013
1991-2001  2001-2013
1991-2001  2001-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Beira's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.08 hectares, compared to 10.39 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1991-2001  2001-2013