Durban

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Durban
eThekwini

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Map of South Africa showing Durban's location.
Durban
Map of South Africa showing Durban's location.
Coordinates: 29°53′S 31°03′E / 29.883°S 31.05°E / -29.883; 31.05Coordinates: 29°53′S 31°03′E / 29.883°S 31.05°E / -29.883; 31.05
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Established 1835
Government
 • Mayor Obed Mlaba
Area
 • Total 2,292 km2 (885 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 3,346,799
 • Density 1,460/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 031

Durban (Zulu: eThekwini (IPA: [ˈɛːʔtɛˌkwinĭ]) is the second most populous city in South Africa. It is part of the province KwaZulu Natal.

History[change | change source]

It is thought that the first known inhabitants of the Durban area arrived from the north around 100,000 BC, according to carbon dating of rock art found in caves in the Drakensberg. These people lived in the central plains of KwaZulu-Natal until the expansion of Bantu people from the north sometime during the last millennium.

Sister cities[change | change source]

Durban's sister cities are:

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