Atlas of Urban Expansion

Holguin
Cuba
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
2014 Population
263,345
2014 Urban Extent
3,376
hectares
2014 Density
78
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Holguin in 2014 was 263,345, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.8% since 2001. The population of Holguin in 2001 was 238,531, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.3% since 1987, when its population was 200,231.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Holguin in 2014 was 3,376 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.3% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 3,262 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.8% since 2001, when its urban extent was 2,551 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Holguin in 2014 was 122 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.5% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 115 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.4% since 1987 when the built-up area density was 121.21 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Holguin in 2014 was 78 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.5% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 73 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.5% since 1987 when the urban extent density was 78 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 86 hectares of built-up area was added to the Holguin urban extent between 2001 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 52% was Infill, 26% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 20% was Inclusion. A total of 418 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1987 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 26% was Infill, 40% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 34% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Holguin 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.02 meters, compared to 8.55 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Holguin occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 21%, compared to 19% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Holguin's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.5 km/km2, compared to 1.65 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Holguin's 1990-2014 expansion area was 92%, compared to 92% in the pre-1990 area.

1987-2001  2001-2014
1987-2001  2001-2014
1987-2001  2001-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Holguin's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.57 hectares, compared to 8.48 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1987-2001  2001-2014