Atlas of Urban Expansion

Saint Petersburg
Russia
Region: Europe and Japan
2014 Population
5,070,516
2014 Urban Extent
100,735
hectares
2014 Density
50
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Saint Petersburg in 2014 was 5,070,516, increasing at an average annual rate of 2% since 2000. The population of Saint Petersburg in 2000 was 3,855,458, increasing at an average annual rate of 0% since 1990, when its population was 3,871,640.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Saint Petersburg in 2014 was 100,735 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.1% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 65,672 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.9% since 2000, when its urban extent was 49,282 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Saint Petersburg in 2014 was 74 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.8% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 82 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.7% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 107.43 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Saint Petersburg in 2014 was 50 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.1% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 59 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 79 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 21,712 hectares of built-up area was added to the Saint Petersburg urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 15% was Infill, 29% was Extension, 2% was Leapfrog, and 53% was Inclusion. A total of 10,748 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 25% was Infill, 20% was Extension, 4% was Leapfrog, and 51% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Saint Petersburg 1990-2014 expansion area was 0 meters, compared to 7.59 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Saint Petersburg occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 46%, compared to 13% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Saint Petersburg's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.9 km/km2, compared to 1.19 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Saint Petersburg's 1990-2014 expansion area was 70%, compared to 78% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2014
1990-2000  2000-2014
1990-2000  2000-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Saint Petersburg's 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.9 hectares, compared to 0.77 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2014