Atlas of Urban Expansion

Kairouan
Tunisia
Region: Western Asia and North Africa
2010 Population
127,570
2010 Urban Extent
2,044
hectares
2010 Density
62
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Kairouan in 2010 was 127,570, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.8% since 2000. The population of Kairouan in 2000 was 105,892, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.6% since 1992, when its population was 85,809.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Kairouan in 2010 was 2,044 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.5% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 1,936 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.4% since 2000, when its urban extent was 1,365 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Kairouan in 2010 was 77 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.1% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 77 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.5% since 1992 when the built-up area density was 94.79 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Kairouan in 2010 was 62 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.3% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 55 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.7% since 1992 when the urban extent density was 63 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 293 hectares of built-up area was added to the Kairouan urban extent between 2000 and 2010. Of that added built-up area, 84% was Infill, 13% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 3% was Inclusion. A total of 461 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1992 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 31% was Infill, 60% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 9% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Kairouan 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.62 meters, compared to 0 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Kairouan occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 25%, compared to 22% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Kairouan's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.95 km/km2, compared to 2.25 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Kairouan's 1990-2014 expansion area was 96%, compared to 99% in the pre-1990 area.

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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Kairouan's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.83 hectares, compared to 6.66 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1992-2000  2000-2010