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A city of eastern South Africa on Durban Bay, an inlet of the Indian Ocean. Visited by Vasco da Gama as early as 1497, the site was settled by the British in 1824. Durban is a major seaport and year-round resort.


(Placename) a port in E South Africa, in E KwaZulu/Natal province on the Indian Ocean: University of Natal (1909); resort and industrial centre, with oil refineries, shipbuilding yards, etc. Pop: 595 061 (2011)


(ˈdɜr bən)

a seaport in SE Natal, in the E Republic of South Africa. 982,075.
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Noun1.Durban - a port city in eastern South Africa on the Indian OceanDurban - a port city in eastern South Africa on the Indian Ocean; resort and industrial center
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
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Second reason: Because I am laid up here at Durban with the pain in my left leg.
I, Allan Quatermain, of Durban, Natal, Gentleman, make oath and say-- That's how I headed my deposition before the magistrate about poor Khiva's and Ventvogel's sad deaths; but somehow it doesn't seem quite the right way to begin a book.
It was then that he sent for the Catholic priest, Father Peter Durban, and to him made confession.
Back to Australia, another time charter and general merchandise picked up at Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide, and carried on to Mauritius, Lourenco Marques, Durban, Algoa Bay, and Cape Town.
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KwaZulu-Natal eyeing direct flights between King Shaka International and the United Kingdom The MEC for EDTEA, Mr Sihle Zikalala, is optimistic that the province of KwaZulu-Natal will finally achieve what has, so far, been an elusive objective of a UK - Durban direct flight.
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Dube TradePort is taking advantage of its prime location beside Durban on the South African coastline in a bid to become Africa's first aerotropolis, connecting business, people and goods to global markets.
Representatives of the North East Chamber of Commerce and Newcastle City Council have joined a number of UK Governmental agencies in a 'Northern Powerhouse' trip to Durban and Johannesburg.
Two days of celebrations marked the launch of Qatar Airways' new four-times-a-week service between Doha and Durban last week in the South African beachfront city.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand: Durban in South Africa will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, becoming the first African city to be awarded the four-yearly multi-sports event.
Durban bunker fuel oil prices have plunged on an improved supply outlook following the return of a refinery at the weekend, sources quoted as saying this last Wednesday.