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Durban (Zulu: eThekwini, from itheku meaning "bay/lagoon") is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Durban's metropolitan municipality ranks third among the most populous urban areas in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town. It is also the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg. It forms part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. Durban is famous for being the busiest port in South Africa. It is also seen as one of the major centres of tourism because of the city's warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches. The municipality, which includes neighboring towns, has a population of almost 3.5 million,[6] making the combined municipality one of the biggest cities on the Indian Ocean coast of the African continent. It is the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal which is the 2nd most populous province in South Africa. It has the highest number of dollar millionaires added per year of any South African city with the number rising 200 per cent between 2000 and 2014.[7] In May 2015, Durban was officially recognised as one of the New7Wonders Cities together with Vigan, Doha, La Paz, Havana, Beirut, and Kuala Lumpur.[8]

Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
Established 1880[1][2]
Named for Benjamin D'Urban
Government
• Type Metropolitan municipality
• Mayor Zandile Gumede (ANC)
Area[3]
• City 225.91 km2 (87.22 sq mi)
• Metro 2,292 km2 (885 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
• City 595,061
• Density 2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)
• Metro[4] 3,442,361
• Metro density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[3]
• Black African 51.1%
• Coloured 8.6%
• Indian/Asian 24.0%
• White 15.3%
• Other 0.9%
First languages (2011)[3]
• English 49.8%
• Zulu 33.1%
• Xhosa 5.9%
• Afrikaans 3.6%
• Other 7.6%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 4001
PO box 4000
Area code 031
GDP US$ 63.9 billion [5]
GDP per capita US$ 15,575[5]