Durban

Durban (/ˈdɜːrbən/ DUR-bən) (Zulu: eThekwini, from itheku 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 was one of the host cities of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Durban
eThekwini
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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