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Table 5 Horizontal urban expansion of Bahir Dar and Hawassa (1973–2015)

From: Spatiotemporal trends of urban land use/land cover and green infrastructure change in two Ethiopian cities: Bahir Dar and Hawassa

Year Bahir Dar Hawassa
Urban area (ha) Change (Ha) Urban area (ha) Change (Ha)
1973–2000 2000–2015 1973–2015 1973–2000 2000–2015 1973–2015
1973 184 2214    619 613   
2000 2398   3181   1232   1079  
2015 5579    5395 2311    1692
% Change (ha year−1)   44.56 8.84 69.81   3.67 5.84 6.51
  1. Horizontal urban expansion includes urban built up area and green spaces with in built-up area (see Fig. 3a, b)