|• Mayor||Victor Drăgusin (Social Democratic Party)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
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 and has 45,434 inhabitants.
|Source: Census data|
Early history[edit | edit source]
Alexandria was named after its founder, Alexandru D. Ghica, Prince of Wallachia from April 1834 to 7 October 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.
Alexandria before the 1989 Revolution[edit | edit source]
In 1989, the city had over 63,000 inhabitants and more than six large factories.
Natives[edit | edit source]
- Cătălin Botezatu (1966 -), fashion creator
- Alexandru Colfescu (1899 - 1976), mayor, lawyer, writer
- Anghel Demetriescu (1847 - 1903), historian
Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- Alexandria (Romania) travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Media related to Alexandria, Romania at Wikimedia Commons
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