Atlas of Urban Expansion

Marrakesh
Morocco
Region: Western Asia and North Africa
2014 Population
770,422
2014 Urban Extent
14,302
hectares
2014 Density
54
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Marrakesh in 2014 was 770,422, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.3% since 2002. The population of Marrakesh in 2002 was 514,030, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.3% since 1988, when its population was 371,585.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Marrakesh in 2014 was 14,302 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.6% since 2002. The urban extent in 2002 was 7,260 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.4% since 2002, when its urban extent was 5,164 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Marrakesh in 2014 was 77 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.7% since 2002. The built-up area density in 2002 was 94 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.2% since 1988 when the built-up area density was 97.17 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Marrakesh in 2014 was 54 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.2% since 2002. The urban extent density in 2002 was 71 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.1% since 1988 when the urban extent density was 72 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 4,551 hectares of built-up area was added to the Marrakesh urban extent between 2002 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 12% was Infill, 73% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 16% was Inclusion. A total of 1,622 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1988 and 2002. Of that added built-up area, 25% was Infill, 65% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 10% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Marrakesh 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.82 meters, compared to 0 meters in its pre-1990 area.

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

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Marrakesh's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.44 km/km2, compared to 2.28 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Marrakesh's 1990-2014 expansion area was 85%, compared to 97% in the pre-1990 area.

1988-2002  2002-2014
1988-2002  2002-2014
1988-2002  2002-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Marrakesh's 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.32 hectares, compared to 2.72 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1988-2002  2002-2014