Durban (Zulu: eThekwini, from itheku meaning 'bay') is the lairgest ceety in the Sooth African province o KwaZulu-Natal an the third lairgest ceety in the kintra, formin pairt o the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. Durban is famous as the busiest port in Sooth Africae an is an' a' a major centre o tourism acause o the ceety's warm subtropical climate an extensive beaches. The municipality, which includes neighborin touns, haes a population o amaist 3.5 million,[4] makin the combined municipality the biggest ceety on the east coast o the African continent. The metro's land aurie o 2,292 square kilometers (884.9 sq mi) is comparatively lairger than ither Sooth African ceeties, resultin in a somewha lawer population density o 1,513 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,918.7/sq mi).[5]


eThekwini (in Zulu)
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Clockwise frae tap left: Durban CBD, Ushaka Marine Warld, Suncoast Casino an Entertainment Warld, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Internaitional Convention Centre an Durban Ceety Haw.
KintraSooth Africae
 • City225.91 km2 (87.22 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,292 km2 (885 sq mi)
 • Ceety595,061
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)
 • Metro3,442,361
 • Metro density1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African51.1%
 • Coloured8.6%
 • Indian/Asian24.0%
 • White15.3%
 • Other0.9%
First leids (2011)
 • Inglis49.8%
 • Zulu33.1%
 • Xhosa5.9%
 • Afrikaans3.6%
 • Other7.6%
Postal code (street)
PO box
Aurie code031
GDPUS$ 48.9 billion [3]
GDP per capitaUS$ 12,884[3]

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns — Sister ceetiesEedit

Durban is twinned wi:[6]


  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. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  4. Statistics South Africa, Community Survey, 2007, Basic Results Municipalities (pdf-file) Retrieved on 2008-03-23.
  5. Municipal Demarcation Board, South Africa Retrieved on 2008-03-23.
  6. "Sister Cities Home Page". eThekwini Online: The Official Site of the City of Durban
  7. "Sister Cities of Guangzhou". Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office. Retrieved 2010-02-10.