Atlas of Urban Expansion

Gomel
Belarus
Region: Europe and Japan
2013 Population
508,557
2013 Urban Extent
13,587
hectares
2013 Density
37
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Gomel in 2013 was 508,557, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.1% since 2000. The population of Gomel in 2000 was 501,664, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.4% since 1990, when its population was 434,467.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Gomel in 2013 was 13,587 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.5% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 12,724 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.2% since 2000, when its urban extent was 7,402 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Gomel in 2013 was 53 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.6% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 57 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.7% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 84.33 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Gomel in 2013 was 37 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.4% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 39 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.8% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 59 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 835 hectares of built-up area was added to the Gomel urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 49% was Infill, 16% was Extension, 14% was Leapfrog, and 21% was Inclusion. A total of 3,585 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 25% was Infill, 20% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 54% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Gomel 1990-2014 expansion area was 8.63 meters, compared to 0 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Gomel occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 24%, compared to 15% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Gomel's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.72 km/km2, compared to 0.77 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Gomel's 1990-2014 expansion area was 71%, compared to 72% in the pre-1990 area.

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

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Gomel's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.29 hectares, compared to 7 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013