Atlas of Urban Expansion

Santiago
Chile
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
2014 Population
6,486,535
2014 Urban Extent
76,108
hectares
2014 Density
85
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Santiago in 2014 was 6,486,535, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.3% since 2000. The population of Santiago in 2000 was 5,396,623, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.8% since 1990, when its population was 4,499,499.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Santiago in 2014 was 76,108 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 57,130 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.2% since 2000, when its urban extent was 45,713 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Santiago in 2014 was 107 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.4% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 114 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.4% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 118.84 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Santiago in 2014 was 85 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.7% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 94 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.4% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 98 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 13,107 hectares of built-up area was added to the Santiago urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 23% was Infill, 56% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 20% was Inclusion. A total of 9,412 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 25% was Infill, 62% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 13% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Santiago 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.79 meters, compared to 17.82 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Santiago occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 28%, compared to 22% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Santiago's 1990-2014 expansion was 2.37 km/km2, compared to 3.01 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Santiago's 1990-2014 expansion area was 94%, compared to 99% in the pre-1990 area.

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

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Santiago's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.61 hectares, compared to 3.52 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2014