Atlas of Urban Expansion

Buenos Aires
Argentina
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
2014 Population
13,879,006
2014 Urban Extent
193,394
hectares
2014 Density
72
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Buenos Aires in 2014 was 13,879,006, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.5% since 2001. The population of Buenos Aires in 2001 was 11,494,967, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.7% since 1989, when its population was 10,568,200.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Buenos Aires in 2014 was 193,394 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.9% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 153,632 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 2001, when its urban extent was 133,014 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Buenos Aires in 2014 was 94 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.4% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 99 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.6% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 106.73 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Buenos Aires in 2014 was 72 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.3% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 75 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.5% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 79 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 31,666 hectares of built-up area was added to the Buenos Aires urban extent between 2001 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 46% was Infill, 37% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 18% was Inclusion. A total of 16,628 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 48% was Infill, 30% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 20% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Buenos Aires 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.91 meters, compared to 9.17 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Buenos Aires occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 15%, compared to 22% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Buenos Aires's 1990-2014 expansion was 2.14 km/km2, compared to 2.57 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Buenos Aires's 1990-2014 expansion area was 95%, compared to 98% in the pre-1990 area.

1989-2001  2001-2014
1989-2001  2001-2014
1989-2001  2001-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Buenos Aires's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.99 hectares, compared to 3.5 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-2001  2001-2014