Atlas of Urban Expansion

Shymkent
Kazakhstan
Region: South and Central Asia
2013 Population
651,614
2013 Urban Extent
29,736
hectares
2013 Density
22
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Shymkent in 2013 was 651,614, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.2% since 2000. The population of Shymkent in 2000 was 376,601, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.7% since 1993, when its population was 334,602.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Shymkent in 2013 was 29,736 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 6.4% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 12,882 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.2% since 2000, when its urban extent was 10,993 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Shymkent in 2013 was 33 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.5% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 41 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.4% since 1993 when the built-up area density was 41.99 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Shymkent in 2013 was 22 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.2% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 29 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -0.6% since 1993 when the urban extent density was 30 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 10,217 hectares of built-up area was added to the Shymkent urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 19% was Infill, 48% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 33% was Inclusion. A total of 1,269 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1993 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 40% was Infill, 50% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 10% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Shymkent 1990-2014 expansion area was 8.43 meters, compared to 10.29 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Shymkent occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 25%, compared to 22% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Shymkent's 1990-2014 expansion was 0.92 km/km2, compared to 1.18 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Shymkent's 1990-2014 expansion area was 74%, compared to 75% in the pre-1990 area.

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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Shymkent's 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.76 hectares, compared to 3.31 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1993-2000  2000-2013