Atlas of Urban Expansion

Cabimas
Venezuela
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
2014 Population
460,894
2014 Urban Extent
12,940
hectares
2014 Density
36
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Cabimas in 2014 was 460,894, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.3% since 2000. The population of Cabimas in 2000 was 384,017, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.7% since 1989, when its population was 238,324.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Cabimas in 2014 was 12,940 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 11,054 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.8% since 2000, when its urban extent was 8,309 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Cabimas in 2014 was 49 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 49 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.8% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 40.42 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Cabimas in 2014 was 36 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.2% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 35 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.9% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 29 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 1,538 hectares of built-up area was added to the Cabimas urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 45% was Infill, 43% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 12% was Inclusion. A total of 2,016 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 40% was Infill, 35% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 24% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Cabimas 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.1 meters, compared to 8.69 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Cabimas occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 21%, compared to 33% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Cabimas's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.43 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 Cabimas's 1990-2014 expansion area was 92%, compared to 97% in the pre-1990 area.

1989-2000  2000-2014
1989-2000  2000-2014
1989-2000  2000-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Cabimas's 1990-2014 expansion area was 0.85 hectares, compared to 4.35 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-2000  2000-2014