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Map of South Africa showing Durban's location.
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
 • Mayor Obed Mlaba
 • 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
Website Official Durban city website

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]

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