Definition of Alexandria in English:


Syllabification: Al·ex·an·dri·a
Pronunciation: /ˌaligˈzandrēə
  • 1The chief port of Egypt; population 4,084,700 (est. 2006). Founded in 332 bc by Alexander the Great, it was a major center of Hellenistic culture, renowned for its library and for the Pharos lighthouse.
  • 2An industrial city in central Louisiana, on the Red River; population 48,639 (est. 2008).
  • 3A city in northern Virginia, on the Potomac River, across from Washington, DC; population 143,885 (est. 2008).

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