La Lucia

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La Lucia
La Lucia is located in KwaZulu-Natal
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 an affluent, predominately white suburb of Durban, in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. La Lucia is located to the north of the city of Durban and borders Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal to the north. It was named after Lucia Michel. She and her husband Albert Michel founded the sugar cane farm La Lucia. It is best known for it's large, elite private primary and secondary school Crawford College, La Lucia established in 1999. La Lucia has experienced explosive population growth between the 2001 and 2011 census. The population rose 121% between from 2,899 to 6,414. Black Africans, Indians and Asians, who were previously confined to neighbouring townships, saw an especially large increase in numbers.[2][3]