Atlas of Urban Expansion

Gombe
Nigeria
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
2013 Population
416,874
2013 Urban Extent
5,262
hectares
2013 Density
79
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Gombe in 2013 was 416,874, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.8% since 2000. The population of Gombe in 2000 was 222,582, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.6% since 1990, when its population was 158,339.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Gombe in 2013 was 5,262 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 7.9% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 1,871 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.6% since 2000, when its urban extent was 1,471 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Gombe in 2013 was 113 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 168 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.1% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 166.68 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Gombe in 2013 was 79 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.1% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 119 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 108 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 2,372 hectares of built-up area was added to the Gombe urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 9% was Infill, 81% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 11% was Inclusion. A total of 377 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 48% was Infill, 45% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 7% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Gombe 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.53 meters, compared to 12.55 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Gombe occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 16%, compared to 26% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Gombe's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.22 km/km2, compared to 2.19 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Gombe's 1990-2014 expansion area was 81%, 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 Gombe's 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.05 hectares, compared to 5.09 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013