Atlas of Urban Expansion

Bogota
Colombia
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
2010 Population
7,801,693
2010 Urban Extent
39,723
hectares
2010 Density
196
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Bogota in 2010 was 7,801,693, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.3% since 2001. The population of Bogota in 2001 was 6,362,428, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.2% since 1989, when its population was 4,438,705.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Bogota in 2010 was 39,723 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.9% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 36,635 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.2% since 2001, when its urban extent was 32,123 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Bogota in 2010 was 245 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 223 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.9% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 180.57 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Bogota in 2010 was 196 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.4% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 174 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.1% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 138 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 3,394 hectares of built-up area was added to the Bogota urban extent between 2001 and 2010. Of that added built-up area, 59% was Infill, 34% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 7% was Inclusion. A total of 3,919 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 42% was Infill, 41% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 17% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Bogota 1990-2014 expansion area was 8.8 meters, compared to 9.53 meters in its pre-1990 area.

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

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Bogota's 1990-2014 expansion was 2.37 km/km2, compared to 2.69 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Bogota's 1990-2014 expansion area was 96%, compared to 98% in the pre-1990 area.

1989-2001  2001-2010
1989-2001  2001-2010
1989-2001  2001-2010

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Bogota's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.03 hectares, compared to 4.24 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-2001  2001-2010