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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]

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]

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

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Durban is twinned wi:[8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "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. a b "Global city GDP 2014". Brookings Institution. Archived frae the original on 6 Januar 2013. 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) Archived 2013-08-25 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 2008-03-23.
  7. Municipal Demarcation Board, South Africa Archived 2009-04-26 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 2008-03-23.
  8. "Sister Cities Home Page". Archived frae the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 23 Februar 2011. eThekwini Online: The Official Site of the City of Durban
  9. "Sister Cities of Guangzhou". Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office. Archived frae the original on 20 October 2011. Retrieved 10 Februar 2010.