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Al·ex·an·dri·a

 (ăl′ĭg-zăn′drē-ə)
1. A city of northern Egypt on the Mediterranean Sea at the western tip of the Nile Delta. It was founded by Alexander the Great in 332 bc and became a repository of Jewish, Arab, and Hellenistic culture famous for its extensive libraries. Its pharos (lighthouse) was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
2. A city of central Louisiana on the Red River northwest of Baton Rouge. The original city was destroyed by Union troops in May 1864 during the Civil War.
3. An independent city of northern Virginia on the Potomac River opposite Washington, DC. Primarily a residential suburb of the capital, the city has many historic buildings. George Washington helped lay out the streets in 1749.
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Alexandria

(ˌælɪɡˈzændrɪə; -ˈzɑːn-)
n
(Placename) the chief port of Egypt, on the Nile Delta: cultural centre of ancient times, founded by Alexander the Great (332 bc). Pop: 3 760 000 (2005 est). Arabic name: El Iskandariyah
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Al•ex•an•dri•a

(ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dri ə, -ˈzɑn-)

n.
1. a seaport in N Egypt, in the Nile delta: founded in 332 B.C. by Alexander the Great: ancient center of learning. 2,917,000.
2. a city in NE Virginia, S of the District of Columbia. 117,586.
3. a city in central Louisiana, on the Red River. 50,180.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alexandria - a town in Louisiana on the Red RiverAlexandria - a town in Louisiana on the Red River
Louisiana, Pelican State, LA - a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
2.Alexandria - the chief port of EgyptAlexandria - the chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander the Great; the capital of ancient Egypt
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
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Translations
Alexandrie
Aleksandria
Aleksandrija
アレキサンドリア

Alexandria

[ˌælɪgˈzɑːndrɪə] NAlejandría f
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Alexandria

[ˌælɪgˈzændrɪə] nAlessandria (d'Egitto)
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Soccer Football - Egyptian Premier League - El Zamalek v Al Ahly - Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt - March 30, 2019 Al Ahly players pose for a team group photo before the match REUTERS/AmrAbdallahDalsh CAIRO, 21 July 2019: Al-Ahly's coaching staff, led by Martin Lasarte, decided to stay in Borg El-Arab, Alexandria, and enter a closed camp after the match of Al Mokawlon, in preparation for the match against Zamalek.
Athletes from 25 countries are participating in the competition held in Alexandria, Egypt from the 24 to 29 of June.
Alexandria, Egypt's second-largest city, is a major economic and industrial centre of the country.
Oman Air's chief executive officer Abdulaziz Al-Raisi said: "We are pleased to be offering direct services into the beautiful city of Alexandria, Egypt's most important seaport, where more than 70 per cent of the country's imports and exports passes through.
Speaking about the Alexandria service, Oman Air's Chief Executive Officer Abdulaziz Al Raisi said: "We are pleased to be offering direct services into the beautiful city of Alexandria, Egypt's most important seaport, where more than 70 per cent of the country's imports and exports pass through."
The team jets out for Alexandria, Egypt tomorrow for the four-nation tournament.
The minister delivered a speech Friday evening during a twinning ceremony between Paphos and Alexandria, Egypt. The event was attended by Paphos mayor Phedonas Phedonos, Alexandria Governor Abdel-Aziz Qonsowa and Egypt Ambassador Mai Khalil.
Alexandria, Egypt, December 12, 2018, SPA -- The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) and the Ministry of Culture of the Arab Republic of Egypt have co-signed here an executive program for cooperation in the field of handicraft.
ALEXANDRIA -- Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF visited Port Alexandria, Egypt for goodwill-cum-training visit, said a press release issued here by Directorate of Public Relations of Pakistan Navy.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF visited Port Alexandria, Egypt for goodwill-cum-training visit, said a press release issued here by Directorate of Public Relations of Pakistan Navy.
1 / 4 The Bright Star 2018 multinational military drills continued at the Mohamed Naguib military base in Alexandria, Egypt. (SPA) JEDDAH: The Bright Star 2018 multinational military drills are continuing at the Mohamed Naguib military base in Alexandria, Egypt.

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