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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
Coat of arms of Durban
Coat of arms
Durban is located in KwaZulu-Natal
 Durban shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Location within Durban
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Durban is located in South Africa
Durban (South Africa)
Durban is located in Africa
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
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
Established 1880[1]
 • Mayor Zandile Gumede (ANC)
 • City 225.91 km2 (87.22 sq mi)
 • Metro 2,292 km2 (885 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • City 595,061
 • Density 2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)
 • Metro[2] 3,842,361
 • Metro density 1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[2]
 • Black African 51.1%
 • Coloured 8.6%
 • Indian/Asian 24.0%
 • White 15.3%
 • Other 0.9%
First languages (2011)[2]
 • English 49.8%
 • Zulu 33.1%
 • Xhosa 5.9%
 • Afrikaans 3.6%
 • Other 7.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 4001
PO box 4000
Area code 031
GDP US$ 63.9 billion [3]
GDP per capita US$ 15,575[3]

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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