Atlas of Urban Expansion

Budapest
Hungary
Region: Europe and Japan
2013 Population
2,272,785
2013 Urban Extent
75,715
hectares
2013 Density
30
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Budapest in 2013 was 2,272,785, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.7% since 2002. The population of Budapest in 2002 was 1,885,418, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.8% since 1992, when its population was 2,041,591.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Budapest in 2013 was 75,715 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.9% since 2002. The urban extent in 2002 was 39,449 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.6% since 2002, when its urban extent was 37,323 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Budapest in 2013 was 44 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.8% since 2002. The built-up area density in 2002 was 66 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.3% since 1992 when the built-up area density was 75.44 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Budapest in 2013 was 30 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -4.2% since 2002. The urban extent density in 2002 was 48 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.4% since 1992 when the urban extent density was 55 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 23,655 hectares of built-up area was added to the Budapest urban extent between 2002 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 22% was Infill, 30% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 48% was Inclusion. A total of 1,398 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1992 and 2002. Of that added built-up area, 9% was Infill, 9% was Extension, 7% was Leapfrog, and 75% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Budapest 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.74 meters, compared to 7.85 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Budapest occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 16%, compared to 23% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Budapest's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.38 km/km2, compared to 1.8 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Budapest's 1990-2014 expansion area was 90%, compared to 96% in the pre-1990 area.

1992-2002  2002-2013
1992-2002  2002-2013
1992-2002  2002-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Budapest's 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.36 hectares, compared to 5.27 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1992-2002  2002-2013