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Durban

city in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Durban (Zulu: eThekwini; IPA: [ˈɛːʔtɛˌkwinĭ]) has the second largest population of a city in South Africa. It is part of the province KwaZulu Natal.

Durban

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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
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Coat of arms of Durban
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Durban is located in KwaZulu-Natal
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Durban is located in South Africa
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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][2]
Named forBenjamin D'Urban
Government
 • TypeMetropolitan municipality
 • MayorMxolisi Kaunda (ANC)
Area
 • City225.91 km2 (87.22 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,292 km2 (885 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • City595,061
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)
 • Metro3,442,361
 • Metro density1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Durbanite [5]
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 [6]
GDP per capitaUS$ 15,575[6]
Websitewww.durban.gov.za

HistoryEdit

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.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Evans, Owain. "Chronological Order of Town Establishment in South Africa".
  2. "Chronological order of town establishment in South Africa based on Floyd (1960:20–26)" (PDF). pp. xlv–lii.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Main Place Durban". Census 2011.
  4. "Ethekwini". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  5. Donal P. McCracken; Eileen M. McCracken. Annals of Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens. National Botanic Gardens. p. 72.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Global city GDP 2014". Brookings Institution. Archived from the original on 5 June 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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