Atlas of Urban Expansion

Taipei, Taiwan
China
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
2014 Population
8,591,170
2014 Urban Extent
110,526
hectares
2014 Density
78
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Taipei, Taiwan in 2014 was 8,591,170, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.3% since 2001. The population of Taipei, Taiwan in 2001 was 7,266,320, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.5% since 1990, when its population was 5,541,394.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Taipei, Taiwan in 2014 was 110,526 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.7% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 60,778 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 6.6% since 2001, when its urban extent was 30,123 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Taipei, Taiwan in 2014 was 122 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.5% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 191 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.7% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 253.58 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Taipei, Taiwan in 2014 was 78 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.4% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 120 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -4% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 184 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 32,192 hectares of built-up area was added to the Taipei, Taiwan urban extent between 2001 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 34% was Infill, 39% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 27% was Inclusion. A total of 16,190 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 12% was Infill, 22% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 66% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Taipei, Taiwan 1990-2014 expansion area was 9.93 meters, compared to 8.62 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Taipei, Taiwan occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 20%, compared to 17% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Taipei, Taiwan's 1990-2014 expansion was 3.06 km/km2, compared to 4.62 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Taipei, Taiwan's 1990-2014 expansion area was 98%, compared to 99% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-2001  2001-2014
1990-2001  2001-2014
1990-2001  2001-2014

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Taipei, Taiwan's 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.46 hectares, compared to 6.24 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2001  2001-2014