Atlas of Urban Expansion

Coimbatore
India
Region: South and Central Asia
2014 Population
1,650,080
2014 Urban Extent
22,434
hectares
2014 Density
74
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Coimbatore in 2014 was 1,650,080, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.1% since 2000. The population of Coimbatore in 2000 was 959,042, increasing at an average annual rate of 6.8% since 1992, when its population was 528,106.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Coimbatore in 2014 was 22,434 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.6% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 13,836 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 8.1% since 2000, when its urban extent was 6,802 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Coimbatore in 2014 was 135 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.2% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 131 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.2% since 1992 when the built-up area density was 145.49 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Coimbatore in 2014 was 74 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.4% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 69 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.3% since 1992 when the urban extent density was 78 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 4,881 hectares of built-up area was added to the Coimbatore urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 37% was Infill, 29% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 33% was Inclusion. A total of 3,679 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1992 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 26% was Infill, 31% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 43% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Coimbatore 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.45 meters, compared to 8.86 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Coimbatore occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 24%, compared to 25% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Coimbatore's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.42 km/km2, compared to 1.77 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Coimbatore's 1990-2014 expansion area was 93%, compared to 96% in the pre-1990 area.

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1992-2000  2000-2014
1992-2000  2000-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Coimbatore's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.44 hectares, compared to 3.85 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1992-2000  2000-2014