Atlas of Urban Expansion

Lubumbashi
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
2013 Population
1,746,415
2013 Urban Extent
22,098
hectares
2013 Density
79
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Lubumbashi in 2013 was 1,746,415, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.1% since 1998. The population of Lubumbashi in 1998 was 942,352, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.3% since 1990, when its population was 660,736.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Lubumbashi in 2013 was 22,098 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4% since 1998. The urban extent in 1998 was 12,126 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.1% since 1998, when its urban extent was 8,645 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Lubumbashi in 2013 was 110 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.1% since 1998. The built-up area density in 1998 was 112 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.9% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 119.94 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Lubumbashi in 2013 was 79 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.1% since 1998. The urban extent density in 1998 was 78 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.2% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 76 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 7,429 hectares of built-up area was added to the Lubumbashi urban extent between 1998 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 16% was Infill, 80% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 4% was Inclusion. A total of 2,926 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 1998. Of that added built-up area, 36% was Infill, 56% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 8% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Lubumbashi 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.43 meters, compared to 7.88 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Lubumbashi occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 17%, compared to 17% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Lubumbashi's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.99 km/km2, compared to 1.64 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Lubumbashi's 1990-2014 expansion area was 74%, compared to 90% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-1998  1998-2013
1990-1998  1998-2013
1990-1998  1998-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Lubumbashi's 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.93 hectares, compared to 2.43 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-1998  1998-2013