Atlas of Urban Expansion

Hangzhou, Zhejiang
China
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
2013 Population
10,446,329
2013 Urban Extent
372,189
hectares
2013 Density
28
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Hangzhou, Zhejiang in 2013 was 10,446,329, increasing at an average annual rate of 8.2% since 2000. The population of Hangzhou, Zhejiang in 2000 was 3,603,845, increasing at an average annual rate of 41.3% since 1990, when its population was 68,585.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Hangzhou, Zhejiang in 2013 was 372,189 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 11.4% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 85,552 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 22.5% since 2000, when its urban extent was 9,925 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Hangzhou, Zhejiang in 2013 was 53 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.4% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 82 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 17.9% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 14.82 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Hangzhou, Zhejiang in 2013 was 28 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.1% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 42 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 18.9% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 7 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 145,330 hectares of built-up area was added to the Hangzhou, Zhejiang urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 16% was Infill, 51% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 33% was Inclusion. A total of 39,068 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 13% was Infill, 55% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 31% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Hangzhou, Zhejiang 1990-2014 expansion area was 8.13 meters, compared to 6.87 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Hangzhou, Zhejiang occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 27%, compared to 20% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Hangzhou, Zhejiang's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.74 km/km2, compared to 2.97 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Hangzhou, Zhejiang's 1990-2014 expansion area was 66%, compared to 99% in the pre-1990 area.

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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Hangzhou, Zhejiang's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.4 hectares, compared to 3.63 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013