1. 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.
  2. a city in NE Virginia, S of the District of Columbia.
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  1. 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

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

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