Atlas of Urban Expansion

Sialkot
Pakistan
Region: South and Central Asia
2014 Population
1,023,264
2014 Urban Extent
9,620
hectares
2014 Density
106
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Sialkot in 2014 was 1,023,264, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.4% since 2000. The population of Sialkot in 2000 was 736,095, increasing at an average annual rate of 7.3% since 1992, when its population was 413,632.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Sialkot in 2014 was 9,620 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.2% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 8,169 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 17.5% since 2000, when its urban extent was 2,038 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Sialkot in 2014 was 180 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.8% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 161 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -9.7% since 1992 when the built-up area density was 346.16 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Sialkot in 2014 was 106 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.2% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 90 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -10.3% since 1992 when the urban extent density was 203 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 1,117 hectares of built-up area was added to the Sialkot urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 47% was Infill, 23% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 30% was Inclusion. A total of 3,387 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1992 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 10% was Infill, 81% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 8% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Sialkot 1990-2014 expansion area was 7.72 meters, compared to 10.09 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Sialkot occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 17%, compared to 23% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Sialkot's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.03 km/km2, compared to 1.76 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Sialkot's 1990-2014 expansion area was 81%, compared to 99% in the pre-1990 area.

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1992-2000  2000-2014
1992-2000  2000-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Sialkot's 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.31 hectares, compared to 5.59 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1992-2000  2000-2014