Durban

Durban (/ˈdɜːrbən/ DUR-bən) (Zulu: eThekwini, from the Thabethe clan name Mthekuitheku meaning 'the port'), nicknamed Durbs,[7][8] is the third most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town and the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Durban forms part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, which includes neighboring towns and has a population of about 3.44 million,[9] making the combined municipality one of the largest cities on the Indian Ocean coast of the African continent.

Durban
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Clockwise from top left: Durban beachfront (Golden Mile), Ushaka Marine World, Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre and Durban City Hall
Durban
Durban
Durban
Coordinates: 29°53′S 31°03′E
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]
  City536,644
  Density2,400/km2 (6,200/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$ 83.9 billion[6]
GDP per capitaUS$ 15,575[6]
Websitewww.durban.gov.za

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