Atlas of Urban Expansion

Belgaum
India
Region: South and Central Asia
2014 Population
636,865
2014 Urban Extent
5,057
hectares
2014 Density
126
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Belgaum in 2014 was 636,865, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.3% since 2000. The population of Belgaum in 2000 was 358,119, increasing at an average annual rate of 4% since 1989, when its population was 229,412.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Belgaum in 2014 was 5,057 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 8.7% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 1,570 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 7.9% since 2000, when its urban extent was 657 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Belgaum in 2014 was 229 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -5.4% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 470 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.4% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 685.04 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Belgaum in 2014 was 126 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -4.4% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 228 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.9% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 349 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 2,016 hectares of built-up area was added to the Belgaum urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 16% was Infill, 52% was Extension, 4% was Leapfrog, and 28% was Inclusion. A total of 427 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 14% was Infill, 64% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 22% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Belgaum 1990-2014 expansion area was 8.02 meters, compared to 8.55 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Belgaum occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 23%, compared to 19% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Belgaum's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.5 km/km2, compared to 2.62 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Belgaum's 1990-2014 expansion area was 87%, compared to 100% in the pre-1990 area.

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

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Belgaum's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.2 hectares, compared to 2.72 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-2000  2000-2014