Atlas of Urban Expansion

Paris
France
Region: Europe and Japan
2014 Population
11,114,026
2014 Urban Extent
277,848
hectares
2014 Density
40
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Paris in 2014 was 11,114,026, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.8% since 2000. The population of Paris in 2000 was 10,009,893, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.6% since 1987, when its population was 9,265,734.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Paris in 2014 was 277,848 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.3% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 231,356 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.2% since 2000, when its urban extent was 197,210 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Paris in 2014 was 56 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.9% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 63 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1% since 1987 when the built-up area density was 72.51 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Paris in 2014 was 40 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.6% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 43 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.6% since 1987 when the urban extent density was 47 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 40,476 hectares of built-up area was added to the Paris urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 50% was Infill, 23% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 25% was Inclusion. A total of 31,045 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1987 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 52% was Infill, 15% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 31% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Paris 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.34 meters, compared to 5.06 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Paris occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 11%, compared to 15% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Paris's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.89 km/km2, compared to 3.34 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Paris's 1990-2014 expansion area was 46%, compared to 99% in the pre-1990 area.

1987-2000  2000-2014
1987-2000  2000-2014
1987-2000  2000-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Paris's 1990-2014 expansion area was 1.72 hectares, compared to 8.55 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1987-2000  2000-2014