Durban (Zulu: eThekwini, from itheku meaning "bay/lagoon") is the
largest city in the South African province of
KwaZulu-Natal and the
third most populous in
South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town.
It is also the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa
after Johannesburg. Located on the east coast of South Africa, Durban
is famous for being the busiest port in the country. It is also seen
as one of the major centres of tourism because of the city's warm
subtropical climate and extensive beaches.
Durban forms part of the
eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, which includes neighboring towns
and has a population of about 3.44 million, making the
combined municipality one of the biggest cities on the Indian Ocean
coast of the African continent. It has the highest number of dollar
millionaires added per year of any South African city with the number
rising 200 per cent between 2000 and 2014. In May 2015,
officially recognised as one of the
New7Wonders Cities together with
Vigan, Doha, La Paz, Havana, Beirut, and Kuala Lumpur.
1.1 First European settlers
1.2 Republic of Natalia
1.2.1 Durban's historic regalia
2 Government and politics
6 Informal sector
7 Civil society
8 Nature and wildlife
9 Stadia and sports facilities
10 Communications and media
11 Sports teams and stadiums
13 Educational institutions
13.1 Private schools
13.2 Public schools
13.3 Tertiary institutions
14 International relations
14.1 Twin towns and sister cities
15 See also
18 External links
See also: Timeline of Durban
Archaeological evidence from the
Drakensberg mountains suggests that
Durban area has been inhabited by communities of hunter-gatherers
since 100,000 BC. These people lived throughout the area of
KwaZulu-Natal until the expansion of Bantu farmers and
pastoralists from the north saw their gradual displacement,
incorporation or extermination. Little is known of the history of the
first residents, as there is no written history of the area until it
was sighted by Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, who sailed parallel
KwaZulu-Natal coast at Christmastide in 1497 while searching
for a route from Europe to India. He named the area "Natal", or
Christmas in Portuguese.
First European settlers
In 1822 Lieutenant James King Capt. of the ship Salisbury together
with Lt. Francis George Farewell, both ex-
Royal Navy officers from the
Napoleonic Wars, were engaged in trade between the Cape and Delagoa
Bay. On a return trip to the Cape in 1823 they were caught in a very
bad storm and decided to risk the Bar and anchor in the Bay of Natal.
The crossing went off well and they found safe anchor from the storm.
Lt. King decided to map the Bay and named the "Salisbury and Farewell
Islands". In 1824 Lt. Farewell together with a trading company called
J.R.Thompson & Co. decided to open trade relations with
Zulu King and establish a trading station at the Bay. Henry Francis
Fynn, another trader at Delagoa Bay was also involved in this venture.
Fynn left Delagoa Bay and sailed for The Bay of Natal on the brig
Julia while Farewell followed six weeks later on the Antelope. Between
them they had 26 possible settlers, but only 18 stayed. On a visit to
King Shaka, Henry Francis Fynn was able to befriend the King by
helping him recover from a stab wound suffered as a result of an
assassination attempt by one of his half-brothers. As a token of
Shaka’s gratitude, he granted Fynn a “25-mile strip of coast a
hundred miles in depth.” On 7 August 1824 they concluded
negotiations with King
Shaka for a cession of land, including the Bay
of Natal and land extending ten miles south of the Bay, twenty-five
miles north of the Bay and one hundred miles inland. Farewell took
possession of this grant and raised the
Union Jack with a Royal
Salute, which consisted of 4 cannon shots and twenty musket shots. Of
the original 18 would be settlers, only 6 remained, and they can be
regarded as the founding members of
Port Natal as a British colony.
These 6 were joined by Lt. James Saunders King and Nathaniel Isaacs in
The modern city of
Durban thus dates from 1824 when the settlement was
established on the northern shores of the bay near today's Farewell
During a meeting of 35 European residents in Fynn's territory on 23
June 1835, it was decided to build a capital town and name it
"d'Urban" after Sir Benjamin d'Urban, then governor of the Cape
Republic of Natalia
Main article: Battle of Congella
Voortrekkers established the Republic of Natalia in 1839, with its
capital at Pietermaritzburg.
Tension between the
Voortrekkers and the Zulus prompted the governor
of the Cape Colony to dispatch a force under Captain Charlton Smith to
establish British rule in Natal, for fear of losing British control in
Port Natal. The force arrived on 4 May 1842 and built a fortification
that was later to be The Old Fort. On the night of 23/24 May 1842 the
British attacked the Voortrekker camp at Congella. The attack failed,
and the British had to withdraw to their camp which was put under
siege. A local trader
Dick King and his servant Ndongeni were able to
escape the blockade and rode to Grahamstown, a distance of 600 km
(372.82 mi) in fourteen days to raise reinforcements. The
reinforcements arrived in
Durban 20 days later; the Voortrekkers
retreated, and the siege was lifted.
Fierce conflict with the Zulu population led to the evacuation of
Durban, and eventually the Afrikaners accepted British annexation in
1844 under military pressure.
Durban's historic regalia
When the Borough of
Durban was proclaimed in 1854, the council had to
procure a seal for official documents. The seal was produced in 1855
and was replaced in 1882. The new seal contained a coat of arms
without helmet or mantling that combined the coats of arms of Sir
Benjamin D’Urban and Sir Benjamin Pine. An application was made to
register the coat of arms with the
College of Arms
College of Arms in 1906, but this
application was rejected on grounds that the design implied that
D’Urban and Pine were husband and wife. Nevertheless, the coat of
arms appeared on the council’s stationery from about 1912. The
following year, a helmet and mantling was added to the council’s
stationery and to the new city seal that was made in 1936. The motto
reads "Debile principium melior fortuna sequitur"—"Better fortune
follows a humble beginning".
The blazon of the arms registered by the South African Bureau of
Heraldry and granted to
Durban on 9 February 1979. The coat of arms
fell into disuse with the re-organisation of the South African local
government structure in 2000. The seal ceased to be used in
Government and politics
Further information: eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality and Mayors of
With the end of apartheid,
Durban was subject to restructuring of
local government. The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality was formed
in 1994 after South Africa's first multiracial elections, with its
first mayor being Sipho Ngwenya. The mayor is elected for a five-year
Sipho Ngwenya only served two years. In 1996, the city
became part of the
Durban UniCity in July 1996 as part of transitional
arrangements and to eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality in 1999, with
the adoption of South Africa's new municipal governance system. In
Obed Mlaba was appointed mayor of
Durban UniCity; in 1999
he was elected to mayor of the eThekwini municipality and re-elected
in 2006. Following the May 2011 local elections, James Nxumalo, the
former Speaker of the Council, was elected as the new mayor. On 23
Zandile Gumede was elected as the new mayor 
The name of the
Durban municipal government, prior to the
post-apartheid reorganisations of municipalities, was the Durban
Corporation or City of Durban.
Durban is located on the East coast of South Africa, 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
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 (Köppen climate classification
Cfa), 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).
Climate data for
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Source #1: World Meteorological Organization
Source #2: NOAA (sun, extremes and humidity)
Geographical distribution of home languages in eThekwini metropole
No language dominant
Durban is ethnically diverse, with a cultural richness of mixed
beliefs and traditions. Zulus form the largest single ethnic group. It
has a large number of people of British descent and has the most
Indians of any city outside India. The influence of Indians in Durban
has been significant, bringing with them a variety of cuisine, culture
In the years following the end of
Apartheid there was a population
boom as Africans were allowed to move into the city. The population
grew by 2.34% between 1996 and 2001. This led to shanty towns forming
around the city which were often demolished. Between 2001 and 2011 the
population growth slowed down to 1.08% per year and shanty towns have
become less common as the government builds low income housing.
Durban has seen substantial urban sprawl and circa 1930 the entire
settlement only consisted of central Durban, the Berea and the Bluff.
The white population has not increased much since that time but many
have left this area and moved to more distant suburbs such as Umhlanga
which has become a major centre for companies.
The population of the city of
Durban and central suburbs such as
Durban South and the Berea increased 10.9% between 2001
and 2011 from 536,644 to 595,061. The number of Black Africans
increased while the number of people in all the other racial groups
decreased. Black Africans increased from 34.9% to 51.1%. Indian or
Asians decreased from 27.3% to 24.0%. Whites decreased from 25.5% to
Coloureds decreased from 10.26% to 8.59%. A new racial group,
Other, was included in the 2011 census at 0.93%.
The city’s demographics indicate that 68% of the population are of
working age, and 38% of the people in
Durban are under the age of 19
There were 1,237 homicides in the
Durban metropolitan area (Ethekwini)
in 2015. The murder rate in 2015 was 35.9 per 100,000 people (for
comparison, Detroit had a murder rate of 43.9 per 100,000 people in
2015). The murder rate for the whole of
South Africa was 33 per
Durban is more dangerous than Johannesburg but
much safer than Cape Town which had a murder rate of 65.53 per 100,000
in 2014. This is a radical shift from previous decades when
Johannesburg was the most dangerous of these cities and Cape Town the
Criminals usually avoid targeting tourists because they know that the
police response will be greater.
Heists or theft is a common crime in the city.
There was a period of intense violence in the 1990s and the Durban
area recorded a murder rate of 83 per 100,000 in 1999. The murder
rate dropped rapidly in the 2000s and has been slowly increasing in
Durban is one of the main drug trafficking routes for drugs
exiting and entering Sub-Saharan Africa. The drug trade has increased
significantly over the past 20 years.
Durban has a number of informal and semi-formal street vendors. The
Warwick Junction Precinct is home to a number of street markets, with
vendors selling goods from traditional medicince, to clothing and
The city's treatment of shack dwellers has been strongly criticised by
a report from the
United Nations linked Centre on Housing Rights and
Evictions and there has also been strong criticism of the city's
treatment of street traders, street children and sex
Durban is known throughout the world for its strain of
cannabis called '
Durban Poison'. It is one of the most common strains
sold by car guards and street dealers throughout eThekweni.
There are a number of prominent civil society organisations based in
Durban. These include:
Abahlali baseMjondolo (shackdwellers')
movement, the Diakonia Council of Churches, the Right2Know
Campaign, the South
Durban Community Environmental Alliance and the
South African Unemployed Peoples' Movement.
Durban Art Gallery was founded in 1892.
Nature and wildlife
Main article: List of nature reserves in eThekwini
Durban Botanic Gardens
Durban Botanic Gardens offer great scenery and occasional musical
events near the lake.
Germany Nature Reserve
Pigeon Valley Nature reserve
Umgeni River Bird Park
Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve
Stadia and sports facilities
Moses Mabhida Stadium. Activities include a Skycar ride or Adventure
Walk to the top of the arch with 360 degree views over Durban;
Guinness world record Bungee swing; Segway gliding tours of the
stadium; Cafes and Restaurants; Monthly I Heart
Kingsmead Cricket Ground
Kingsmead Cricket Ground is a major test match and one-day cricket
Kings Park Stadium
Kings Park Stadium is host to the internationally renowned Sharks
Greyville Racecourse (home of the
Durban July Handicap) and Durban
Country Club and golf course.
Durban Ice Arena Activities include leisure ice skating, birthday
parties, school excursions, sporting events, teambuilding activities,
corporate functions and group bookings.
Communications and media
Two major English-language daily newspapers are published in Durban,
both part of the Independent Newspapers, the national group owned by
Irish media magnate Tony O'Reilly. These are the morning editions of
The Mercury and the afternoon Daily News. Like most news media in
South Africa, they have seen declining circulations in recent years.
Zulu language papers comprise Isolezwe ( Independent
Newspapers), UmAfrika and Ilanga, the latter being seen to be
politically aligned to the IFP. Independent Newspapers also publish
Post, a newspaper aimed largely at the Indian community. A national
Sunday paper, the Sunday Tribune is also published by Independent
Newspapers as is the Independent on Saturday.
A major city initiative is the eZasegagasini Metro Gazette. It is
the official newspaper of the eThekwini Municipality, through which
ratepayers and residents are kept informed about local projects,
programmes and activities. It is also a forum for readers' views.
Published fortnightly, the newspaper hits the streets on Friday
mornings, with 400 000 copies distributed in English and Zulu. The
publication is an in-house product of the municipality's
The national broadcaster, the SABC, has regional offices in
operates two major stations there. The
Zulu language Ukhozi FM has a
huge national listenership of over 6.67 million, which makes it the
second largest radio station in the world. The SABC also operates
Radio Lotus, which is aimed at South Africans of Indian origin. The
other SABC national stations have smaller regional offices in Durban,
as does TV for news links and sports broadcasts. A major English
language radio station, East Coast Radio, operates out of Durban
and is owned by SA media giant Kagiso Media. There are a number of
smaller stations which are independent, having been granted licences
by ICASA, the national agency charged with the issue of broadcast
Sports teams and stadiums
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead,
Durban in 2009
Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban
Durban was initially successful in its bid to host the 2022
Commonwealth Games, but needed to withdraw in March 2017 from the
role of hosts, citing financial constraints. Birmingham, England
Durban as the host city.
Durban is home to the Cell C Sharks, who compete in the domestic
Currie Cup competition as well as in the international Super Rugby
competition. The Sharks' home ground is the 56,000 capacity Kings Park
Stadium, sometimes referred to as the Shark Tank.
The city is home to two clubs in the
Premier Soccer League
Premier Soccer League —
AmaZulu, and Golden Arrows. AmaZulu play most of their home games at
the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Golden Arrows play most of their home games
King Zwelithini Stadium in the suburb of Umlazi, but sometimes
play some of their matches at
Moses Mabhida Stadium
Moses Mabhida Stadium or Chatsworth
Stadium.It is also a home to some teams tha are playing in the NFD
such as Royal Eagles FC and Royal Kings
Durban is host to the
KwaZulu-Natal cricket team, who play as the
Dolphins when competing in the Sunfoil Series. Shaun Pollock, Jonty
Rhodes, Lance Klusener, Barry Richards, Andrew Hudson, Hashim Amla,
Vince van der Bijl, Kevin Pietersen,
Dale Benkenstein and David Miller
are all players or past players of the Natal cricket team.
International cricketers representing them include Malcolm Marshall,
Dwayne Bravo and Graham Onions. Cricket in
Durban is played at
Kingsmead cricket ground.
Durban hosted matches in the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup. In 2007 the
city hosted nine matches, including a semi-final, as part of the
inaugural ICC World Twenty20. The
2009 IPL season was played in South
Durban was selected as a venue. 2010 saw the city host six
matches, including a semi-final, in the 2010 Champions League
Durban was one of the host cities of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and A1GP
held a race on a street circuit in
Durban from 2006–2008. Durban
123rd IOC Session in July 2011.
The city is home to Greyville Racecourse, a major Thoroughbred horse
racing venue which annually hosts a number of prestigious races
including the country's premier event, the July Handicap, and the
premier staying event in South Africa, the Gold Cup. Clairwood
racecouse, south of the city, was a popular racing venue for many
years, but was sold by the KZN racing authority in 2012.
Shaka International Airport
Main article: List of airports in the
Shaka International Airport services both domestic and
international flights, with regularly scheduled services to Dubai,
Istanbul, Doha, Addis Ababa, Mauritius, Lusaka, Windhoek,
Maputo, as well as eight domestic destinations. The airport's position
forms part of the Golden Triangle between Johannesburg and Cape Town,
which is important for convenient travel and trade between these three
major South African cities. The airport opened in May 2010. King Shaka
International Airport handled 5.22 million passengers in 2016/2017, up
5.9 percent from 2015/2016. King
Shaka International was constructed
at La Mercy, about 36 kilometres (22 mi) north of central Durban.
All operations at
Durban International Airport have been transferred
Shaka International as of 1 May 2010, with plans for flights
to Singapore, London, Mumbai, Kigali, Luanda,
Lilongwe and Nairobi.
Durban has a long tradition as a port city. The
Port of Durban,
formerly known as the
Port of Natal, is one of the few natural
Port Elizabeth and Maputo, and is also located at the
beginning of a particular weather phenomenon which can cause extremely
violent seas. These two features made
Durban an extremely busy port of
call for ship repairs when the port was opened in the 1840s.
now the busiest port in South Africa, as well as the third busiest
container port in the Southern Hemisphere.
Port of Durban
Port of Durban grew around trade from Johannesburg, as the
industrial and mining capital of
South Africa is not located on any
navigable body of water. Thus, products being shipped from
Johannesburg outside of
South Africa must be loaded onto trucks or
railways and transported to Durban. The
Maputo was unavailable
for use until the early 1990s due to civil war and an embargo against
South African products. There is now an intense rivalry between Durban
Maputo for shipping business.
Durban has a very popular cruise industry.
MSC Cruises bases the MSC
Durban from November to April every year. From the
2018/2019 Southern Africa cruise season
MSC Cruises will be basing the
much larger and newer
MSC Musica in Durban.
Durban is the most
popular cruise hub in Southern Africa. Cruise destinations from Durban
MSC Sinfonia include Mozambique, Mauritius, Réunion,
Madagascar and other domestic destinations such as
Port Elizabeth and
Cape Town. Many other ships cruise through
Durban every year,
including some of the worlds biggest, such as the RMS Queen Mary 2,
the biggest ocean liner in the world.
Durban will be building a brand
new R200 million cruise terminal that will be operational in October
Durban Cruise Terminal. The tender was awarded to KwaZulu
Cruise Terminal (Pty) Ltd which is 70% owned by
MSC Cruises SA and 30%
by Africa Armada Consortium. The new cruise terminal will be able to
accommodate two cruise ships at any given time.
Naval Base Durban
Naval Base Durban on Salisbury Island (now joined to the mainland and
part of the
Port of Durban), was established as a naval base during
the Second World War. It was downgraded in 2002 to a naval station. In
2012 a decision was made to renovate and expand the facilities back up
to a full naval base to accommodate the South African Navy's offshore
patrol flotilla. In December 2015 it was redesignated Naval Base
Durban featured the first operating steam railway in
South Africa when
Natal Railway Company
Natal Railway Company started operating a line between the Point
and the city of
Durban in 1860.
Durban is well-served by railways due to its role as the largest
trans-shipment point for goods from the interior of South Africa.
Shosholoza Meyl, the passenger rail service of Spoornet, operates two
long-distance passenger rail services from Durban: a daily service to
and from Johannesburg via
Pietermaritzburg and Newcastle, and a weekly
service to and from Cape Town via Kimberley and Bloemfontein. These
trains terminate at
Durban railway station.
Metrorail operates a commuter rail service in
Durban and the
surrounding area. The Metrorail network runs from
outwards as far as
Stanger on the north coast, Kelso on the south
Cato Ridge inland.
A high-speed rail link has been proposed, between Johannesburg and
N3 freeway on its approach to Durban's CBD, with N2–N3 stack
interchange in the foreground
The city's main position as a port of entry onto the southern African
continent has led to the development of national roads around it. The
N3 Western Freeway, which links
Durban with the economic hinterland of
Gauteng, heads west out of the city. The N2 Outer Ring Road links
Durban with the
Eastern Cape to the south, and
Mpumalanga in the
north. The Western Freeway is particularly important because freight
is shipped by truck to and from the
Witwatersrand for transfer to the
The N3 Western Freeway starts in the central business district and
heads west under Tollgate Bridge and through the suburbs of Sherwood
and Mayville. The
EB Cloete Interchange (which is informally nicknamed
the Spaghetti Junction) lies to the east of Westville, allowing for
transfer of traffic between the N2 Outer Ring Road and the Western
The N2 Outer Ring Road cuts through the city from the north coast to
the south coast. It provides a vital link to the coastal towns (such
Scottburgh and Stanger) that rely on Durban.
Durban also has a system of freeway and dual arterial metropolitan
routes, which connect the sprawling suburbs that lie to the north,
west and south of the city. The M4 exists in two segments. The
northern segment, named the Ruth First Highway, starts as an
alternative highway at
Ballito where it separates from the N2. It
passes through the northern suburbs of Umhlanga and
La Lucia where it
becomes a dual carriageway and ends at the northern edge of the CBD.
The southern segment of the M4, the
Albert Lutuli  Highway, starts
at the southern edge of the CBD, connecting through to the old,
Durban International Airport, where it once again
reconnects with the N2 Outer Ring Road.
The M7 connects the southern industrial basin with the N3 and Pinetown
Queensburgh via the N2. The M19 connects the northern suburbs with
Pinetown via Westville.
The M13 is an untolled alternative to the N3 Western Freeway (which is
tolled at Mariannhill). It also feeds traffic through Gillitts, Kloof,
and Westville. In the Westville area it is called the Jan Smuts
Highway, while in the
Kloof area it is named the Arthur Hopewell
A number of streets in
Durban were renamed in the late 2000s to the
names of figures related to the anti-apartheid struggle, persons
related to liberation movements around the world (including Che
Kenneth Kaunda and SWAPO), and others associated with the
governing African National Congress. A few street names were
changed in the first round of renaming, followed by a larger second
round. The renamings provoked incidents of vandalism, as well
as protests from opposition parties and members of the public.
Several companies run long-distance bus services from
Durban to the
other cities in South Africa. Buses have a long history in Durban.
Most of them have been run by Indian owners since the early 1930s.
Privately owned buses which are not subsidised by the government also
service the communities. Buses operate in all areas of the eThekwini
Municipality. Since 2003 buses have been violently taken out of the
routes and bus ranks by taxi operators.
Durban was previously served by the
Durban trolleybus system, which
first ran in 1935.
Durban has two kinds of taxis: metered taxis and minibus taxis. Unlike
in many cities, metered taxis are not allowed to drive around the city
to solicit fares and instead must be called and ordered to a specific
location. A number of companies service the
Durban and surrounding
regions. These taxis can also be called upon for airport transfers,
point to point pickups and shuttles.
Mini bus taxis are the standard form of transport for the majority of
the population who cannot afford private cars. With the
high demand for transport by the working class of South Africa,
minibus taxis are often filled over their legal passenger allowance,
making for high casualty rates when they are involved in accidents.
Minibuses are generally owned and operated in fleets, and
inter-operator violence flares up from time to time, especially as
turf wars over lucrative taxi routes occur.
Durban is known for its iconic Zulu rickshaw pullers navigating
throughout the city. These colourful characters are famous for their
giant, vibrant hats and costumes. Although they have been a mode of
transportation since the early 1900s, they have been displaced by
other forms of motorised transport, and the 25 or so remaining
rickshaws mostly cater to tourists.
Al Falaah College
Crawford College, La Lucia
Crawford College, North Coast
Durban Girls' College
Eden College Durban
Highbury Preparatory School
Hillcrest Christian Academy
Holy Family College
Inanda Seminary School
Maris Stella School
Orient Islamic School
Roseway Waldorf School
St. Henry's Marist Brothers' College
St. Mary's Diocesan School for Girls, Kloof
Thomas More College
Verulam Islamic School
Bechet High School
Brettonwood High School
Durban Academy High School
Durban Girls' High School (DGHS)
Durban High School
Durban High School (DHS)
Durban North College
George Campbell School of Technology
Glenwood High School
Hillcrest High School
Isipingo Secondary School
Kharwastan Secondary School
Kingsway High School
Kloof High School
Kloof Junior Primary School
Kloof Pre-Primary School
Kloof Senior Primary School
Northlands Girls' High School
Ogwini Comprehensive High School
Pinetown Boys' High School
Pinetown Girls' High School
Port Natal High School
Queensburgh Girls' High School
Savannah Park Secondary School
Virginia Preparatory School
Westville Boys' High School
Westville Girls' High School
Memorial Tower Building, Howard College Campus, University of
Durban University of Technology
Mangosuthu University of Technology
Regent Business School
University of KwaZulu-Natal
University of South Africa
Twin towns and sister cities
Main article: List of twin towns and sister cities in South Africa
Durban is twinned with:
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Province of KwaZulu-Natal
Largest city Durban
Population 10,819,130 (2011)
Area 94,361 km2
Colony of Natal
Commonwealth Games host cities
1998: Kuala Lumpur
2018: Gold Coast