Atlas of Urban Expansion

Lahore
Pakistan
Region: South and Central Asia
2013 Population
9,682,207
2013 Urban Extent
37,142
hectares
2013 Density
261
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Lahore in 2013 was 9,682,207, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.1% since 2000. The population of Lahore in 2000 was 5,716,948, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.6% since 1991, when its population was 3,474,381.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Lahore in 2013 was 37,142 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.6% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 23,156 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3% since 2000, when its urban extent was 17,751 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Lahore in 2013 was 391 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.2% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 382 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.7% since 1991 when the built-up area density was 301.65 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Lahore in 2013 was 261 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.4% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 247 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.6% since 1991 when the urban extent density was 196 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 9,820 hectares of built-up area was added to the Lahore urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 28% was Infill, 59% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 13% was Inclusion. A total of 3,436 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1991 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 27% was Infill, 59% was Extension, 4% was Leapfrog, and 10% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Lahore 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.05 meters, compared to 7.8 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Lahore occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 16%, compared to 22% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Lahore's 1990-2014 expansion was 2.46 km/km2, compared to 3.21 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Lahore's 1990-2014 expansion area was 97%, compared to 99% in the pre-1990 area.

1991-2000  2000-2013
1991-2000  2000-2013
1991-2000  2000-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Lahore's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.77 hectares, compared to 4.85 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1991-2000  2000-2013