Atlas of Urban Expansion

Warsaw
Poland
Region: Europe and Japan
2013 Population
2,298,450
2013 Urban Extent
74,279
hectares
2013 Density
31
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Warsaw in 2013 was 2,298,450, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.6% since 2000. The population of Warsaw in 2000 was 2,128,104, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.8% since 1992, when its population was 1,833,480.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Warsaw in 2013 was 74,279 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 2.1% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 56,274 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 5.2% since 2000, when its urban extent was 36,627 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Warsaw in 2013 was 48 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -2% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 63 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.9% since 1992 when the built-up area density was 86.77 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Warsaw in 2013 was 31 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -1.5% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 38 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.4% since 1992 when the urban extent density was 50 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 13,914 hectares of built-up area was added to the Warsaw urban extent between 2000 and 2013. Of that added built-up area, 47% was Infill, 30% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 23% was Inclusion. A total of 12,734 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1992 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 35% was Infill, 23% was Extension, 1% was Leapfrog, and 40% was Inclusion.

Blocks and Roads
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Roads

Average road width in the Warsaw 1990-2014 expansion area was 6.15 meters, compared to 8.04 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Warsaw occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 10%, compared to 19% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Warsaw's 1990-2014 expansion was 1.58 km/km2, compared to 1.92 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Warsaw's 1990-2014 expansion area was 94%, compared to 96% in the pre-1990 area.

1992-2000  2000-2013
1992-2000  2000-2013
1992-2000  2000-2013

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Warsaw's 1990-2014 expansion area was 3.42 hectares, compared to 14.36 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1992-2000  2000-2013