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,[6] 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).[7]


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.
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
 • City225.91 km2 (87.22 sq mi)
 • Metro
2292 km2 (885 sq mi)
 • City3,720,953
 • Density16,000/km2 (43,000/sq mi)
 • Metro3,442,361
 • Metro density1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Area code(s)031
GDPUS$ 48.9 billion [4]
GDP per capitaUS$ 12,884[4]

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns — Sister ceetiesEedit

Durban is twinned wi:[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Main Place Durban". Census 2011.
  2. "Ethekwini". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 17 Februar 2018.
  3. Donal P. McCracken; Eileen M. McCracken. Annals of Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens. National Botanic Gardens. p. 72.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Global city GDP 2014". Brookings Institution. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  5. "Chronological order of town establishment in South Africa based on Floyd (1960:20-26)" (PDF). pp. xlv–lii.
  6. Statistics South Africa, Community Survey, 2007, Basic Results Municipalities (pdf-file) Retrieved on 2008-03-23.
  7. Municipal Demarcation Board, South Africa Retrieved on 2008-03-23.
  8. "Sister Cities Home Page". eThekwini Online: The Official Site of the City of Durban
  9. "Sister Cities of Guangzhou". Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office. Retrieved 10 Februar 2010.