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Durban (/’de:[email protected]/ [email protected]), (Zulu eThekwini; from itheku meaning the port'), also known as Durbsis the third-most populous city of South Africa, after Johannesburg and Cape Town, and the largest in the South African province, KwaZulu-Natal. Durban is part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality, which also includes nearby towns. It has a population in excess of 3.44 million . This makes the combined municipality one the largest on the Indian Ocean coasts of Africa. Durban was also the host city of the FIFA World Cup 2010.
Port Natal was once the name of Durban, which is due to its status as the main seaport in South Africa and its location on Natal Bay of Indian Ocean.  Durban has a large Zulu, White and Asian population.
The Drakensberg Mountains archaeological evidence suggests that Durban was inhabited by hunter-gatherer communities since 100,000 BC. They lived in KwaZulu Natal until Bantu farmers and pastoralists came to the north. This saw them gradually displaced, incorporated or exterminated.The Zulu people have passed on oral history from generation to generation. However, there is no written history of this area. Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese explorer, first sighted it in 1497 when he was searching for a route to India from Europe. The area was called \"Natal\" in Portuguese, which means Christmas in Portuguese.