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
Location of Alexandria, Romania
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 and 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]

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


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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References[edit]

  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Alexandria". Encyclopædia Britannica. 1 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 572. 

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