Atlas of Urban Expansion

Le Mans
France
Region: Europe and Japan
2013 Population
179,135
2013 Urban Extent
8,545
hectares
2013 Density
21
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Le Mans in 2013 was 179,135, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.1% since 1999. The population of Le Mans in 1999 was 175,640, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.2% since 1992, when its population was 173,669.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Le Mans in 2013 was 8,545 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 1999. The urban extent in 1999 was 7,341 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.7% since 1999, when its urban extent was 6,954 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Le Mans in 2013 was 30 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.6% since 1999. The built-up area density in 1999 was 33 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.9% since 1992 when the built-up area density was 35.06 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Le Mans in 2013 was 21 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.9% since 1999. The urban extent density in 1999 was 24 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.6% since 1992 when the urban extent density was 25 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 621 hectares of built-up area was added to the Le Mans urban extent between 1999 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 23% was Infill, 23% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 52% was Inclusion. A total of 399 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1992 and 1999. Of that added built-up area, 41% was Infill, 39% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 19% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Le Mans 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.21 meters, compared to 5.13 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Le Mans occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 24%, compared to 18% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Le Mans's 1990-2014 expansion was 2.78 km/km2, compared to 2.87 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Le Mans's 1990-2014 expansion area was 99%, compared to 100% in the pre-1990 area.

1992-1999  1999-2013
1992-1999  1999-2013
1992-1999  1999-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Le Mans's 1990-2014 expansion area was 1 hectares, compared to 6.65 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1992-1999  1999-2013