Alexandria, Romania

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Alexandria
Coat of arms of Alexandria
Coat of arms
Alexandria in Teleorman County
Alexandria in Teleorman County
Alexandria is located in Romania
Alexandria
Alexandria
Alexandria in Teleorman County
Coordinates: 43°58′7″N 25°20′0″E / 43.96861°N 25.33333°E / 43.96861; 25.33333Coordinates: 43°58′7″N 25°20′0″E / 43.96861°N 25.33333°E / 43.96861; 25.33333
Country Romania
County Teleorman County
Status County capital
Government
 • Mayor Victor Drăgusin (Social Democratic Party)
Population (2011)
 • Total 45,434
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.alexandria.ro/

Alexandria (Romanian pronunciation: [aleˈksandri.a] ( )) is the capital city of the Teleorman County, Romania. It is located south-west of Bucharest, towards the Bulgarian border. The city is situated on the Vedea River. The city has 45,434 inhabitants.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1912 15,785 —    
1930 19,350 +22.6%
1948 17,840 −7.8%
1956 19,294 +8.2%
1966 21,898 +13.5%
1977 37,340 +70.5%
1992 58,478 +56.6%
2002 50,591 −13.5%
2011 45,434 −10.2%
Source: Census data

Alexandria in 1900[edit]

Its population in 1900 was 1,675. Its chief trade is in grain, dispatched by rail to the Danubian port of Zimnicea, or by river to Giurgiu. Alexandria was named after its founder, Alexandru II Ghica, prince of Romania from 1834 to 1842.

Alexandria after the 1989 Revolution[edit]

In 1989 the city had over 63,000 people and more than six large factories.

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