Atlas of Urban Expansion

Caracas
Venezuela
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
2014 Population
3,104,392
2014 Urban Extent
24,202
hectares
2014 Density
128
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Caracas in 2014 was 3,104,392, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.6% since 2001. The population of Caracas in 2001 was 2,868,565, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.2% since 1991, when its population was 2,549,725.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Caracas in 2014 was 24,202 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.7% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 22,167 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.2% since 2001, when its urban extent was 19,774 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Caracas in 2014 was 190 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.1% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 193 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.3% since 1991 when the built-up area density was 199.38 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Caracas in 2014 was 128 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.1% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 129 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0% since 1991 when the urban extent density was 129 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 1,466 hectares of built-up area was added to the Caracas urban extent between 2001 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 54% was Infill, 25% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 19% was Inclusion. A total of 2,096 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1991 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 56% was Infill, 24% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 18% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Caracas 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.48 meters, compared to 10.86 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Caracas occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 21%, compared to 25% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Caracas's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.87 km/km2, compared to 2.12 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Caracas's 1990-2014 expansion area was 90%, compared to 92% in the pre-1990 area.

1991-2001  2001-2014
1991-2001  2001-2014
1991-2001  2001-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Caracas's 1990-2014 expansion area was 1.9 hectares, compared to 6.28 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1991-2001  2001-2014