Atlas of Urban Expansion

Pokhara
Nepal
Region: South and Central Asia
2013 Population
272,830
2013 Urban Extent
2,667
hectares
2013 Density
102
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Pokhara in 2013 was 272,830, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.1% since 2000. The population of Pokhara in 2000 was 138,941, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.1% since 1989, when its population was 80,223.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Pokhara in 2013 was 2,667 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.1% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 2,022 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.4% since 2000, when its urban extent was 1,741 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Pokhara in 2013 was 167 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.5% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 120 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.1% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 85.82 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Pokhara in 2013 was 102 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 3% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 69 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.7% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 46 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 469 hectares of built-up area was added to the Pokhara urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 47% was Infill, 31% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 22% was Inclusion. A total of 225 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 57% was Infill, 29% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 14% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Pokhara 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.98 meters, compared to 9.54 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Pokhara occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 12%, compared to 23% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Pokhara's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.43 km/km2, compared to 1.99 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Pokhara's 1990-2014 expansion area was 89%, compared to 94% in the pre-1990 area.

1989-2000  2000-2013
1989-2000  2000-2013
1989-2000  2000-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Pokhara's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.84 hectares, compared to 6.64 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-2000  2000-2013