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Durban , a city in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa . It has a population about 4 million people with a large Indian community.

In 1497, Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama anchored at present day Durban and named it Rio De Natal (Christmas River), later changed to Port Natal. In 1823, British settlers established a permanent settlement. In 1835, Port Natal was renamed Durban in honor of then Cape Colony Governor, Sir Benjamin D'Urban.

Perhaps Durban is known for India's Mohandas Gandhi, a famous political and symbolic figure who fought for his country's independence from Britain.

Today, Durban is South Africa's second busiest port and beach resort.

Durban International Airport provides air transportation for the city.

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