Atlas of Urban Expansion

Qom
Iran
Region: South and Central Asia
2010 Population
1,071,783
2010 Urban Extent
11,620
hectares
2010 Density
92
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Qom in 2010 was 1,071,783, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.7% since 2001. The population of Qom in 2001 was 847,703, increasing at an average annual rate of 3% since 1990, when its population was 597,132.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Qom in 2010 was 11,620 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.9% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 7,531 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4% since 2001, when its urban extent was 4,730 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Qom in 2010 was 128 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.9% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 165 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.3% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 192.35 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Qom in 2010 was 92 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.3% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 113 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 126 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 3,280 hectares of built-up area was added to the Qom urban extent between 2001 and 2010. Of that added built-up area, 24% was Infill, 60% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 14% was Inclusion. A total of 2,019 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 38% was Infill, 34% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 27% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Qom 1990-2014 expansion area was 8.25 meters, compared to 10.83 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Qom occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 24%, compared to 20% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Qom's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.97 km/km2, compared to 2.79 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Qom's 1990-2014 expansion area was 94%, compared to 100% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-2001  2001-2010
1990-2001  2001-2010
1990-2001  2001-2010

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Qom's 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.07 hectares, compared to 4.71 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2001  2001-2010