Atlas of Urban Expansion

Kaunas
Lithuania
Region: Europe and Japan
2014 Population
298,743
2014 Urban Extent
12,154
hectares
2014 Density
25
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Kaunas in 2014 was 298,743, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.6% since 2000. The population of Kaunas in 2000 was 369,085, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.9% since 1990, when its population was 402,490.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Kaunas in 2014 was 12,154 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.4% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 10,056 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.5% since 2000, when its urban extent was 9,524 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Kaunas in 2014 was 37 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.7% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 53 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.1% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 65.7 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Kaunas in 2014 was 25 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 37 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.4% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 42 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 1,181 hectares of built-up area was added to the Kaunas urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 19% was Infill, 17% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 64% was Inclusion. A total of 828 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 74% was Infill, 13% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 12% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Kaunas 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.41 meters, compared to 10.76 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Kaunas occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 23%, compared to 32% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Kaunas's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.21 km/km2, compared to 1.28 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Kaunas's 1990-2014 expansion area was 90%, compared to 90% in the pre-1990 area.

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1990-2000  2000-2014
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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Kaunas's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.74 hectares, compared to 2.4 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2014