Atlas of Urban Expansion

Kozhikode
India
Region: South and Central Asia
2014 Population
1,171,852
2014 Urban Extent
23,642
hectares
2014 Density
50
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Kozhikode in 2014 was 1,171,852, increasing at an average annual rate of 7.6% since 2001. The population of Kozhikode in 2001 was 440,244, increasing at an average annual rate of 7.7% since 1991, when its population was 202,612.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Kozhikode in 2014 was 23,642 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 15.2% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 3,316 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 18.1% since 2001, when its urban extent was 535 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Kozhikode in 2014 was 104 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -7.2% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 265 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -12.5% since 1991 when the built-up area density was 935.68 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Kozhikode in 2014 was 50 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -7.6% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 133 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -10.4% since 1991 when the urban extent density was 379 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 9,569 hectares of built-up area was added to the Kozhikode urban extent between 2001 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 12% was Infill, 54% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 34% was Inclusion. A total of 1,446 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1991 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 15% was Infill, 66% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 20% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Kozhikode 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.03 meters, compared to 9.84 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Kozhikode occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 10%, compared to 19% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Kozhikode's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.74 km/km2, compared to 2.16 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Kozhikode's 1990-2014 expansion area was 88%, compared to 98% in the pre-1990 area.

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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Kozhikode's 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.46 hectares, compared to 4.79 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1991-2001  2001-2014