La Lucia

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La Lucia
La Lucia is located in KwaZulu-Natal
La Lucia
La Lucia
La Lucia is located in South Africa
La Lucia
La Lucia
La Lucia is located in Africa
La Lucia
La Lucia
 La Lucia shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 29°45′00″S 31°03′29″E / 29.750°S 31.058°E / -29.750; 31.058Coordinates: 29°45′00″S 31°03′29″E / 29.750°S 31.058°E / -29.750; 31.058
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
Main Place Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal
 • Total 4.11 km2 (1.59 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,414
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 16.8%
 • Coloured 2.5%
 • Indian/Asian 19.8%
 • White 59.4%
 • Other 1.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 80.3%
 • Zulu 8.2%
 • Afrikaans 6.2%
 • Xhosa 1.1%
 • Other 4.2%
Postal code (street) 4051
PO box 4159

La Lucia is a suburb within Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal located in the northern area of Durban, in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. It was named after Lucia Michel. She and her husband Albert Michel founded the sugar cane farm La Lucia.


Crawford College, La Lucia, established in 1999, is a large private school located in the suburb. La Lucia Junior Primary and Victory Christian Academy are also located in La Lucia.


Many houses have been developed recently in La Lucia with the population growing substantially between 2001 and 2011. The population rose 121% from 2,899 to 6,414. Black Africans, Indians and Asians, saw an especially large increase in numbers.[1][2]