Durban

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Durban

eThekwini
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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.
Flag of Durban
Flag
Coat of arms of Durban
Coat of arms
Durban is located in KwaZulu-Natal
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Durban
 Durban shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Location within Durban
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Durban is located in South Africa
Durban
Durban
Durban (South Africa)
Durban is located in Africa
Durban
Durban
Durban (Africa)
Coordinates: 29°53′S 31°03′E / 29.883°S 31.050°E / -29.883; 31.050Coordinates: 29°53′S 31°03′E / 29.883°S 31.050°E / -29.883; 31.050
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
MunicipalityeThekwini
Established1880[1]
Government
 • MayorZandile Gumede (ANC)
Area
 • City225.91 km2 (87.22 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,292 km2 (885 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[2]
 • City595,061
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)
 • Metro3,842,361
 • Metro density1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African51.1%
 • Coloured8.6%
 • Indian/Asian24.0%
 • White15.3%
 • Other0.9%
First languages (2011)
 • English49.8%
 • Zulu33.1%
 • Xhosa5.9%
 • Afrikaans3.6%
 • Other7.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
4001
PO box
4000
Area code031
GDPUS$ 63.9 billion [3]
GDP per capitaUS$ 15,575[3]
Websitewww.durban.gov.za

Durban (Zulu: eThekwini; IPA: [ˈɛːʔtɛˌkwinĭ]) has the second largest population of a 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:

Partner cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Chronological order of town establishment in South Africa based on Floyd (1960:20–26)" (PDF). pp. xlv–lii.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Main Place Durban". Census 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Global city GDP 2014". Brookings Institution. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2014.

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