Atlas of Urban Expansion

Palmas
Brazil
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
2013 Population
154,873
2013 Urban Extent
6,172
hectares
2013 Density
25
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Palmas in 2013 was 154,873, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.3% since 2000. The population of Palmas in 2000 was 88,195, increasing at an average annual rate of 25.7% since 1990, when its population was 6,441.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Palmas in 2013 was 6,172 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.9% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 4,810 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 12% since 2000, when its urban extent was 1,417 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Palmas in 2013 was 37 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.2% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 27 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 11.1% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 8.87 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Palmas in 2013 was 25 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.4% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 18 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 13.7% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 5 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 1,013 hectares of built-up area was added to the Palmas urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 39% was Infill, 51% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 10% was Inclusion. A total of 2,489 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 13% was Infill, 75% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 12% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Palmas 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.38 meters, compared to 0 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Palmas 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 Palmas's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.14 km/km2, compared to 2.18 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Palmas's 1990-2014 expansion area was 68%, compared to 96% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013
1990-2000  2000-2013
1990-2000  2000-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Palmas's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.21 hectares, compared to 6.31 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2013