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Dur·ban

 (dûr′bən)
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.
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Durban

(ˈdɜːbən)
n
(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)
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Dur•ban

(ˈdɜr bən)

n.
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.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about Durban July, the biggest horseracing event in Africa.
Two days after the incredibly joyous celebration, my media travel buddy Pepper Teehankee asked me if I wanted to go to Durban, South Africa, on the invitation of the South African Embassy.
LAHORE -- Pakistan U19 will take on South Africa U19 in the opening match of the seven-match 50-over series on Saturday (tomorrow) at the Chatsworth Cricket Oval, Durban, South Africa.
KARACHI -- A century by Haider Ali helped Pakistan U-19 beat KwaZulu-Natal Academy XI by 141 runs in the 50-over practice match at Varsity Oval, Durban on Wednesday, ahead of the series of seven 50-over matches against South Africa U19 starting from 22 June.
LAHORE: A century by Haider Ali helped Pakistan U19 beat KwaZulu-Natal Academy XI by 141 runs in the 50-over practice match at Varsity Oval, Durban, South Africa on Wednesday, ahead of the series
Emirates has introduced its First-Class cabin in Durban, in conjunction with the airline's seasonal frequency increase of four additional flights a week, bringing the airline's luxury travel experience to the coastal South African city.
The matches during the tour will be staged in Pietermaritzburg and Durban.