Atlas of Urban Expansion

Leshan, Sichuan
China
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
2014 Population
524,838
2014 Urban Extent
14,070
hectares
2014 Density
37
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Leshan, Sichuan in 2014 was 524,838, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.8% since 2001. The population of Leshan, Sichuan in 2001 was 278,811, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.1% since 1990, when its population was 158,519.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Leshan, Sichuan in 2014 was 14,070 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 8.2% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 4,836 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 9.8% since 2001, when its urban extent was 1,638 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Leshan, Sichuan in 2014 was 63 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.1% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 94 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -4.2% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 149.37 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Leshan, Sichuan in 2014 was 37 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.3% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 58 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -4.7% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 97 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 5,427 hectares of built-up area was added to the Leshan, Sichuan urban extent between 2001 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 18% was Infill, 46% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 36% was Inclusion. A total of 1,902 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 13% was Infill, 43% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 44% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Leshan, Sichuan 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.55 meters, compared to 6.82 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Leshan, Sichuan occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 19%, compared to 20% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Leshan, Sichuan's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.79 km/km2, compared to 2.44 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Leshan, Sichuan's 1990-2014 expansion area was 61%, compared to 97% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-2001  2001-2014
1990-2001  2001-2014
1990-2001  2001-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Leshan, Sichuan's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.33 hectares, compared to 5.81 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2001  2001-2014