Atlas of Urban Expansion

Moscow
Russia
Region: Europe and Japan
2014 Population
15,220,986
2014 Urban Extent
357,596
hectares
2014 Density
43
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Moscow in 2014 was 15,220,986, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.3% since 2001. The population of Moscow in 2001 was 12,726,303, increasing at an average annual rate of 2% since 1991, when its population was 10,377,113.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Moscow in 2014 was 357,596 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.8% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 247,567 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.4% since 2001, when its urban extent was 176,270 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Moscow in 2014 was 68 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.2% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 80 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.8% since 1991 when the built-up area density was 95.28 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Moscow in 2014 was 43 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.4% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 51 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.4% since 1991 when the urban extent density was 59 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 63,416 hectares of built-up area was added to the Moscow urban extent between 2001 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 22% was Infill, 27% was Extension, 5% was Leapfrog, and 47% was Inclusion. A total of 51,110 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1991 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 36% was Infill, 21% was Extension, 3% was Leapfrog, and 39% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Moscow 1990-2014 expansion area was 16.08 meters, compared to 7.77 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Moscow occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 19%, compared to 18% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Moscow's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.33 km/km2, compared to 1.13 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Moscow's 1990-2014 expansion area was 35%, compared to 79% in the pre-1990 area.

1991-2001  2001-2014
1991-2001  2001-2014
1991-2001  2001-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Moscow's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.67 hectares, compared to 4.99 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1991-2001  2001-2014