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The warmest place to be

Geographical Location

Durban is located on the east coast of South Africa, in the province of KwaZulu Natal, looking out upon the Indian Ocean. The city lies at the mouth of the Umgeni River, which demarcates parts of Durban’s north city limit, while other sections of the river flow through the city itself. Durban has a natural harbour, Durban Harbour, which is the busiest port in South Africa and is the 4th-busiest in the Southern Hemisphere.


Durban has a humid subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers and pleasantly warm and dry winters, which are snow and frost-free. Durban has an annual rainfall of 1,009 millimetres (39.7 in). The average temperature in summer ranges around 24 °C (75 °F), while in winter the average temperature is 17 °C (63 °F).

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Interesting Facts

Country: South Africa

Province: KwaZulu-Natal

Municipality: eThekwini

Named for: Benjamin D’Urban

Time zone: UTC+2 (SAST)

GDP: US$ 83.9 billion

GDP per capita: US$ 15,575


Type: Metropolitan municipality

Mayor: Mxolisi Kaunda


City: 225.91 km2 (87.22 sq mi)

Metro: 2,292 km2 (885 sq mi)

Population (2018)

City: 3,720,953

Density: 16,000/km2 (43,000/sq mi)

Metro: 3,442,361

Metro density: 1,500/km2

Racial makeup (2011)

Black African: 51.1%

Coloured: 8.6%

Indian/Asian: 3,442,361

White: 15.3%

First languages (2011)

English: 49.8%

Zulu: 33.1%

Xhosa: 5.9%

Afrikaans: 3.6%