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Meaning of Alexandria

Al•ex•an•dri•a

Pronunciation: (al"ig-zan'drē-u, -zän'-), [key]
— n.
  1. Arabic,a seaport in N Egypt, in the Nile delta: founded in 332 b.c. by Alexander the Great; ancient center of learning. 2,201,000.
  2. a city in NE Virginia, S of the District of Columbia. 103,217.
  3. a city in central Louisiana, on the Red River. 51,565.
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