La Mercy

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La Mercy
La Mercy is located in KwaZulu-Natal
La Mercy
La Mercy
La Mercy is located in South Africa
La Mercy
La Mercy
La Mercy is located in Africa
La Mercy
La Mercy
 La Mercy shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 29°38′S 31°08′E / 29.633°S 31.133°E / -29.633; 31.133Coordinates: 29°38′S 31°08′E / 29.633°S 31.133°E / -29.633; 31.133
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
 • Total 27.73 km2 (10.71 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,779
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 41.6%
 • Coloured 1.8%
 • Indian/Asian 48.2%
 • White 7.4%
 • Other 0.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 57.0%
 • Zulu 23.2%
 • Xhosa 12.8%
 • Afrikaans 2.4%
 • Other 4.5%
Postal code (street) 4399
PO box 4405

La Mercy is a suburb of the eThekwini municipality 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Durban, South Africa. It is the location of Durban's King Shaka International Airport. It has four distinct areas - The airport precinct, the main residential area, a shanty town, and a beach-front strip of apartments along South Beach Road.

Although host to an international airport, La Mercy is a small suburb, with no shopping center or public transport to speak of; severely lacking in communal infrastructure such as pavements and public parks.

There is one under-utilised primary school (La Mercy Primary), two hotels (La Mercy Beach Hotel and Seabelle) with restaurants, two shops, and a community hall. La Mercy is however blessed to have three religious institutions, a Mosque, a Hindu temple, and a Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place La Mercy". Census 2011. 

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