Atlas of Urban Expansion

Rajshahi
Bangladesh
Region: South and Central Asia
2010 Population
517,053
2010 Urban Extent
6,009
hectares
2010 Density
86
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Rajshahi in 2010 was 517,053, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.2% since 2000. The population of Rajshahi in 2000 was 320,085, increasing at an average annual rate of 23.6% since 1990, when its population was 26,943.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Rajshahi in 2010 was 6,009 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 8.5% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 2,759 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 31.3% since 2000, when its urban extent was 103 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Rajshahi in 2010 was 160 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.9% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 228 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -11.3% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 744.7 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Rajshahi in 2010 was 86 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.3% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 116 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -7.7% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 261 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 1,832 hectares of built-up area was added to the Rajshahi urban extent between 2000 and 2010. Of that added built-up area, 30% was Infill, 25% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 44% was Inclusion. A total of 1,365 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 2% was Infill, 68% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 30% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Rajshahi 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.79 meters, compared to 5.66 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Rajshahi occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 22%, compared to 26% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Rajshahi's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.6 km/km2, compared to 4.22 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

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

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1990-2000  2000-2010
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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Rajshahi's 1990-2014 expansion area was 1.56 hectares, compared to 3.46 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2010