Atlas of Urban Expansion

Kayseri
Turkey
Region: Western Asia and North Africa
2013 Population
673,805
2013 Urban Extent
17,828
hectares
2013 Density
38
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Kayseri in 2013 was 673,805, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.2% since 2000. The population of Kayseri in 2000 was 444,740, increasing at an average annual rate of 9.6% since 1987, when its population was 131,605.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Kayseri in 2013 was 17,828 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.1% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 9,097 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 14.5% since 2000, when its urban extent was 1,458 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Kayseri in 2013 was 67 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.9% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 86 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -7.3% since 1987 when the built-up area density was 216.28 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Kayseri in 2013 was 38 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 49 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -4.8% since 1987 when the urban extent density was 90 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 4,898 hectares of built-up area was added to the Kayseri urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 21% was Infill, 62% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 18% was Inclusion. A total of 4,546 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1987 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 13% was Infill, 65% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 22% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Kayseri 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.44 meters, compared to 0 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Kayseri occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 12%, compared to 26% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Kayseri's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.81 km/km2, compared to 2.93 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Kayseri's 1990-2014 expansion area was 93%, compared to 99% in the pre-1990 area.

1987-2000  2000-2013
1987-2000  2000-2013
1987-2000  2000-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Kayseri's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.08 hectares, compared to 5.52 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1987-2000  2000-2013