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Alexandria in Teleorman County



Alexandria, Romania is located in Romania
Alexandria
Location of Alexandria, Romania
Coordinates: 43°58′07″N 25°20′00″E / 43.96861, 25.3333333
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]  ( 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.

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

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.[1]

Alexandria before the 1989 Revolution[edit | edit source]

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

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References[edit | edit source]

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

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