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# Durban

eThekwini
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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]
• City595,061
• Density2,634.06/km2 (6,822.19/sq mi)
• Metro3,442,361
• Metro density1,501.9/km2 (3,889.9/sq mi)
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
GDPUS$63.9 billion [5] GDP per capitaUS$ 15,575[5]
Websitewww.durban.gov.za

Durban (Zulu: eThekwini; IPA: [ˈɛːʔtɛˌkwinĭ]) has the third largest population of a city in South Africa. It is part of the province KwaZulu-Natal.

## History

It is thought that the first known inhabitants of the Durban area arrived from the north around 100,000 BC, according to carbon dating of rock art found in caves in the Drakensberg. These people lived in the central plains of KwaZulu-Natal until the expansion of Bantu people from the north during the last millennium.

## Sister cities

Durban's sister cities are:

## References

1. "Ethekwini". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
2. "Global city GDP 2014". Brookings Institution. Archived from the original on 5 June 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
3. Donal P. McCracken; Eileen M. McCracken. Annals of Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens. National Botanic Gardens. p. 72.