Atlas of Urban Expansion

Curitiba
Brazil
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
2014 Population
2,728,388
2014 Urban Extent
64,027
hectares
2014 Density
43
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Curitiba in 2014 was 2,728,388, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.9% since 2000. The population of Curitiba in 2000 was 2,106,460, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.3% since 1990, when its population was 1,375,084.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Curitiba in 2014 was 64,027 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.9% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 49,222 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.7% since 2000, when its urban extent was 28,118 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Curitiba in 2014 was 61 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.7% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 68 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.2% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 92.23 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Curitiba in 2014 was 43 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 43 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.4% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 49 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 13,376 hectares of built-up area was added to the Curitiba urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 51% was Infill, 28% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 19% was Inclusion. A total of 16,241 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 36% was Infill, 44% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 19% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Curitiba 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.63 meters, compared to 0 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Curitiba occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 16%, compared to 27% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Curitiba's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.59 km/km2, compared to 2.22 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Curitiba's 1990-2014 expansion area was 90%, compared to 98% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2014
1990-2000  2000-2014
1990-2000  2000-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Curitiba's 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.35 hectares, compared to 5.3 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2014