Atlas of Urban Expansion

Belo Horizonte
Brazil
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
2013 Population
4,038,047
2013 Urban Extent
64,552
hectares
2013 Density
63
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Belo Horizonte in 2013 was 4,038,047, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.2% since 2000. The population of Belo Horizonte in 2000 was 3,479,598, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.3% since 1989, when its population was 2,709,529.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Belo Horizonte in 2013 was 64,552 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.8% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 57,852 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.5% since 2000, when its urban extent was 49,027 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Belo Horizonte in 2013 was 83 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.2% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 81 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.1% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 80.03 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Belo Horizonte in 2013 was 63 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.3% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 60 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.8% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 55 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 5,647 hectares of built-up area was added to the Belo Horizonte urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 54% was Infill, 19% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 25% was Inclusion. A total of 9,199 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 57% was Infill, 28% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 14% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Belo Horizonte 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.27 meters, compared to 0 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Belo Horizonte occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 20%, compared to 25% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Belo Horizonte's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.74 km/km2, compared to 2 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Belo Horizonte's 1990-2014 expansion area was 92%, compared to 95% in the pre-1990 area.

1989-2000  2000-2013
1989-2000  2000-2013
1989-2000  2000-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Belo Horizonte's 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.82 hectares, compared to 5.93 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-2000  2000-2013