Atlas of Urban Expansion

Valledupar
Colombia
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
2011 Population
392,935
2011 Urban Extent
3,625
hectares
2011 Density
108
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Valledupar in 2011 was 392,935, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.3% since 2001. The population of Valledupar in 2001 was 263,543, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.6% since 1989, when its population was 171,357.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Valledupar in 2011 was 3,625 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2% since 2001. The urban extent in 2001 was 2,994 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.8% since 2001, when its urban extent was 2,149 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Valledupar in 2011 was 146 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.3% since 2001. The built-up area density in 2001 was 118 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.4% since 1989 when the built-up area density was 113 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Valledupar in 2011 was 108 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.2% since 2001. The urban extent density in 2001 was 88 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.8% since 1989 when the urban extent density was 80 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 451 hectares of built-up area was added to the Valledupar urban extent between 2001 and 2011. Of that added built-up area, 25% was Infill, 65% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 10% was Inclusion. A total of 719 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1989 and 2001. Of that added built-up area, 33% was Infill, 61% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 6% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Valledupar 1990-2014 expansion area was 4.19 meters, compared to 10.67 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Valledupar occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 12%, compared to 29% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Valledupar's 1990-2014 expansion was 2.36 km/km2, compared to 3.3 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Valledupar's 1990-2014 expansion area was 90%, compared to 99% in the pre-1990 area.

1989-2001  2001-2011
1989-2001  2001-2011
1989-2001  2001-2011

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Valledupar's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.25 hectares, compared to 4.39 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1989-2001  2001-2011