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Alexandria in Teleorman County
|• Mayor||Victor Drăgusin (Social Democratic Party)|
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Alexandria (Romanian pronunciation: [aleˈksandri.a] ( listen)) 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.
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Alexandria in 1900
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
In 1989 the city had over 63,000 people and more than six large factories.
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Alexandria (Rumania)". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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