Atlas of Urban Expansion

Bicheng, Chongqing
China
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
2013 Population
238,159
2013 Urban Extent
7,816
hectares
2013 Density
30
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Bicheng, Chongqing in 2013 was 238,159, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.3% since 2000. The population of Bicheng, Chongqing in 2000 was 119,872, increasing at an average annual rate of 3% since 1988, when its population was 84,136.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Bicheng, Chongqing in 2013 was 7,816 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 18% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 767 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 8.1% since 2000, when its urban extent was 295 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Bicheng, Chongqing in 2013 was 47 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -12.4% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 235 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -7% since 1988 when the built-up area density was 535.11 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Bicheng, Chongqing in 2013 was 30 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -12.7% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 156 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -5.1% since 1988 when the urban extent density was 286 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 4,508 hectares of built-up area was added to the Bicheng, Chongqing urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 3% was Infill, 80% was Extension, 3% was Leapfrog, and 15% was Inclusion. A total of 352 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1988 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 14% was Infill, 72% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 14% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Bicheng, Chongqing 1990-2014 expansion area was 10.25 meters, compared to 8.49 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Bicheng, Chongqing occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 28%, compared to 23% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Bicheng, Chongqing's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.15 km/km2, compared to 2.38 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Bicheng, Chongqing's 1990-2014 expansion area was 93%, compared to 100% in the pre-1990 area.

1988-2000  2000-2013
1988-2000  2000-2013
1988-2000  2000-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Bicheng, Chongqing's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.13 hectares, compared to 6.31 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1988-2000  2000-2013