Clockwise from top left: Durban CBD, Ushaka Marine World, Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre and Durban City Hall.
|Named for||Benjamin D'Urban|
|• Type||Metropolitan municipality|
|• Mayor||Mxolisi Kaunda (ANC)|
|• City||225.91 km2 (87.22 sq mi)|
|• Metro||2,292 km2 (885 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||51.1%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
|GDP||US$ 63.9 billion |
|GDP per capita||US$ 15,575|
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 during the last millennium.
Sister cities[change | change source]
Durban's sister cities are:
- Alexandria, Egypt
- Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Eilat, Israel
- Leeds, England (United Kingdom)
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Guangzhou, China
Partner cities[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Evans, Owain. "Chronological Order of Town Establishment in South Africa".
- "Chronological order of town establishment in South Africa based on Floyd (1960:20–26)" (PDF). pp. xlv–lii.
- "Main Place Durban". Census 2011.
- "Ethekwini". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
- Donal P. McCracken; Eileen M. McCracken (1988). Annals of Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens. National Botanic Gardens. p. 72. ISBN 9780620116480.
- "Global city GDP 2014". Brookings Institution. Archived from the original on 5 June 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
- Municipal Demarcation Board Archived 2009-04-26 at the Wayback Machine
-  Archived 2007-08-11 at the Wayback Machine
- Independent Electoral Commission 2004 election results Archived 2006-05-16 at the Wayback Machine
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official Durban city website Archived 1996-03-29 at the Wayback Machine
- Durban Art Deco Directory Archived 2008-05-12 at the Wayback Machine
- Accommodation in Durban Archived 2015-05-04 at the Wayback Machine
- Durban harbour
- Google Maps
- durbanscouts.za.net Events, culture, news and information from Durban Archived 2017-09-26 at the Wayback Machine
- Business in Durban Archived 2007-08-31 at the Wayback Machine
- Durban Shack Dwellers' Organisation
- South Africa Today A YouTube Channel giving news updates on SA's high crime situation for tourists, business and media. Based in Durban, South Africa.