Atlas of Urban Expansion

Vijayawada
India
Region: South and Central Asia
2014 Population
1,210,498
2014 Urban Extent
6,599
hectares
2014 Density
183
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Vijayawada in 2014 was 1,210,498, increasing at an average annual rate of 2% since 2000. The population of Vijayawada in 2000 was 926,989, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.3% since 1991, when its population was 824,159.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Vijayawada in 2014 was 6,599 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.5% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 5,405 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.6% since 2000, when its urban extent was 4,287 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Vijayawada in 2014 was 260 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.6% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 239 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2.6% since 1991 when the built-up area density was 302.58 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Vijayawada in 2014 was 183 persons per hectare, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.5% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 171 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.3% since 1991 when the urban extent density was 192 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 790 hectares of built-up area was added to the Vijayawada urban extent between 2000 and 2014. Of that added built-up area, 35% was Infill, 8% was Extension, 3% was Leapfrog, and 54% was Inclusion. A total of 1,149 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1991 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 49% was Infill, 39% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 12% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Vijayawada 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.61 meters, compared to 7.62 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Vijayawada occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 18%, compared to 22% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Vijayawada's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.65 km/km2, compared to 2.05 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

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

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Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Vijayawada's 1990-2014 expansion area was 2.41 hectares, compared to 4.86 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1991-2000  2000-2014