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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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(ˌælɪɡˈzændrɪə; -ˈzɑːn-)
(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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(ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dri ə, -ˈzɑn-)

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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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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[ˌælɪgˈzɑːndrɪə] NAlejandría f
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[ˌælɪgˈzændrɪə] nAlessandria (d'Egitto)
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Location of the headquarters of general business office of the publisher: 50 South Pickett St., Suite 220, Alexandria, VA 22304.
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The ship's hull is insured through the Commonwealth of Virginia, but Coon was charged with finding coverage for the ship's 83-day journey during summer 2006 from Alexandria, Va., to Newport, R.I., with stops at Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston.
Gainey, deputy chief of staff, C-4, resources and sustainment, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, to commanding general, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Alexandria, Va.
Box 20839 Alexandria, VA, 22320-1839 or emailed to
Alexandria, VA 22314 (703)683-7410 Fax: (703)683-7527 Web: Email:
Alexandria, VA: American School Counselor Association.
Drake & Company, a Chesterfield, Mo.-based association management company, and Smith and Harroff, an Alexandria, Va.-based marketing company, received the 2004 Silver Anvil Award of Excellence in the Integrated Communications category.
Bridgeport this spring will join Arlington and Alexandria, Va., and New Haven, Conn., in rolling out the BootFinder, a high-tech law-enforcement tool that lets officers read the license plates of cars as they drive through its streets and checks the numbers against a database of tax scofflaws.
Briefings Publishing Group, 1101 King St., #110, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703-548-3800, fax 703-684-2136,
3686 King Street, Suite 160, Alexandria, VA 22302-1921
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