Atlas of Urban Expansion

Khartoum
Sudan
Region: Western Asia and North Africa
2014 Population
5,061,792
2014 Urban Extent
74,297
hectares
2014 Density
68
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Khartoum in 2014 was 5,061,792, increasing at an average annual rate of 7.3% since 2000. The population of Khartoum in 2000 was 1,844,695, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.4% since 1988, when its population was 1,253,183.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Khartoum in 2014 was 74,297 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 7.2% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 27,208 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.5% since 2000, when its urban extent was 23,031 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Khartoum in 2014 was 87 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.6% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 109 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1% since 1988 when the built-up area density was 97.23 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Khartoum in 2014 was 68 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 68 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.9% since 1988 when the urban extent density was 54 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 27,459 hectares of built-up area was added to the Khartoum urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 22% was Infill, 59% was Extension, 9% was Leapfrog, and 10% was Inclusion. A total of 9,458 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1988 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 44% was Infill, 50% was Extension, 3% was Leapfrog, and 4% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Khartoum 1990-2014 expansion area was 9.08 meters, compared to 7.97 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Khartoum occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 27%, compared to 22% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Khartoum's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.18 km/km2, compared to 1.76 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Khartoum's 1990-2014 expansion area was 74%, compared to 89% in the pre-1990 area.

1988-2000  2000-2014
1988-2000  2000-2014
1988-2000  2000-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Khartoum's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.38 hectares, compared to 3.33 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1988-2000  2000-2014