- 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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Examples from the Web for alexandria
Will we possibly be hearing about the Alexandria Safe-Zone soon?!‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple Teases ‘Darker, Weirder’ Times Ahead
December 2, 2014
In the comic books, he sticks around at least until the group reaches the Alexandria Safe-Zone.The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’: The Stage Is Now Set for a Bloody, Deadly Midseason Finale
November 24, 2014
Instead, many have joined sporadic anti-coup protests lead by young people refusing to vote in Cairo and Alexandria.Egypt’s Ugly, Unconvincing Elections
May 27, 2014
On Wednesday security forces continued to clash with students encouraging vote boycotts in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.Egypt Prepares to Anoint a Dictator and Call it an Election
May 21, 2014
Pat Roberts owns a convertible that is registered to his Alexandria, VA home, with Virginia vanity plates reading “PR-USS.”There's No Place Like Home For Kansas Senator Pat Roberts
May 12, 2014
And I hear it twice as loud as before, in sight of Alexandria.
And suppose, too, by some strange trick of fate he should meet you in Alexandria or Cairo?
Think of the philosophers who deserted the College of Heliopolis for Alexandria!
Monny's anxious to get on to Cairo, but we shall come back to Alexandria later.
The most important was the Alexandria which is still the chief seaport of Egypt.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
- 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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Founded by and named for Alexander the Great.
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