Atlas of Urban Expansion

Kanpur
India
Region: South and Central Asia
2014 Population
2,795,714
2014 Urban Extent
20,667
hectares
2014 Density
135
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Kanpur in 2014 was 2,795,714, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.7% since 1999. The population of Kanpur in 1999 was 2,521,488, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.5% since 1991, when its population was 2,101,131.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Kanpur in 2014 was 20,667 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.7% since 1999. The urban extent in 1999 was 15,971 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.4% since 1999, when its urban extent was 12,485 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Kanpur in 2014 was 194 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1% since 1999. The built-up area density in 1999 was 228 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2% since 1991 when the built-up area density was 263.63 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Kanpur in 2014 was 135 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1% since 1999. The urban extent density in 1999 was 158 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.9% since 1991 when the urban extent density was 168 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 3,333 hectares of built-up area was added to the Kanpur urban extent between 1999 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 31% was Infill, 40% was Extension, 4% was Leapfrog, and 26% was Inclusion. A total of 3,101 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1991 and 1999. Of that added built-up area, 47% was Infill, 35% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 18% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Kanpur 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.55 meters, compared to 5.95 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Kanpur occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 12%, compared to 12% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Kanpur's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.47 km/km2, compared to 1.81 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Kanpur's 1990-2014 expansion area was 91%, compared to 97% in the pre-1990 area.

1991-1999  1999-2014
1991-1999  1999-2014
1991-1999  1999-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Kanpur's 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.69 hectares, compared to 7.53 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1991-1999  1999-2014