Atlas of Urban Expansion

Cochabamba
Bolivia
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
2013 Population
1,034,944
2013 Urban Extent
26,295
hectares
2013 Density
39
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Cochabamba in 2013 was 1,034,944, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.7% since 2000. The population of Cochabamba in 2000 was 723,799, increasing at an average annual rate of 4% since 1990, when its population was 485,412.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Cochabamba in 2013 was 26,295 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.3% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 17,100 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.9% since 2000, when its urban extent was 9,504 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Cochabamba in 2013 was 62 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.3% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 64 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.2% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 87.53 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Cochabamba in 2013 was 39 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.6% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 42 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.9% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 51 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 5,412 hectares of built-up area was added to the Cochabamba urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 29% was Infill, 48% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 23% was Inclusion. A total of 5,777 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 35% was Infill, 54% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 11% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Cochabamba 1990-2014 expansion area was 8.52 meters, compared to 9.6 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Cochabamba occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 19%, compared to 22% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Cochabamba's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.24 km/km2, compared to 2.42 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Cochabamba's 1990-2014 expansion area was 82%, compared to 97% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013
1990-2000  2000-2013
1990-2000  2000-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Cochabamba's 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.27 hectares, compared to 5.64 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013