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 (ĭs-kĕn′də-ro͞on′, -kĕn′dĕ-ro͞on′) Formerly Al·ex·an·dret·ta (ăl′ĭg-zăn-drĕt′ə)
A city of southern Turkey on an inlet of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Founded by Alexander the Great to celebrate his victory over the Persians in 333 bc, it is one of Turkey's chief ports.


(Placename) a port in S Turkey, on the Gulf of Iskenderun. Pop: 161 000 (2005 est). Former name: Alexandretta


(ɪsˈkɛn dəˌrun)

1. Formerly, Alexandretta. a seaport in S Turkey, on the Gulf of Iskenderun. 156,800.
2. Gulf of, an inlet of the Mediterranean, off the S coast of Turkey.
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