Alexandria

[ al-ig-zan-dree-uh, -zahn- ]
/ ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dri ə, -ˈzɑn- /
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noun

Arabic Al-Iskandarîyah. a seaport in N Egypt, in the Nile delta: founded in 332 b.c. by Alexander the Great; ancient center of learning.
a city in NE Virginia, S of the District of Columbia.
a city in central Louisiana, on the Red River.
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Alexandria

/ (ˌælɪɡˈzændrɪə, -ˈzɑːn-) /

noun

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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Alexandria


Port city of northern Egypt (see also Egypt), located where the Nile River empties into the Mediterranean Sea.

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Founded by and named for Alexander the Great.

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One-time capital city of ancient Egypt, a center consecutively of Greek, Jewish, and Christian culture.
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