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alexandria


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Alexandria 
  n  :  the  chief  port  of  Egypt;  located  where  the  Nile  River 
  empties  into  the  Mediterranean  Sea;  founded  by  Alexander 
  the  Great;  the  capital  of  ancient  Egypt  [syn:  {Alexandria}, 
  {El  Iskandariyah}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Alexandria,  AL 
  Zip  code(s):  36250 
  Alexandria,  IN  (city,  FIPS  910) 
  Location:  40.25818  N,  85.67618  W 
  Population  (1990):  5709  (2433  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  46001 
  Alexandria,  KY  (city,  FIPS  802) 
  Location:  38.96054  N,  84.38423  W 
  Population  (1990):  5592  (1949  housing  units) 
  Area:  14.6  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  41001 
  Alexandria,  LA  (city,  FIPS  975) 
  Location:  31.29195  N,  92.46331  W 
  Population  (1990):  49188  (20348  housing  units) 
  Area:  64.1  sq  km  (land),  1.4  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  71301,  71302,  71303 
  Alexandria,  MN  (city,  FIPS  928) 
  Location:  45.87405  N,  95.37514  W 
  Population  (1990):  7838  (3741  housing  units) 
  Area:  20.9  sq  km  (land),  1.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  56308 
  Alexandria,  MO  (city,  FIPS  604) 
  Location:  40.35973  N,  91.45922  W 
  Population  (1990):  341  (169  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  63430 
  Alexandria,  NE  (village,  FIPS  730) 
  Location:  40.24741  N,  97.38684  W 
  Population  (1990):  224  (123  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68303 
  Alexandria,  OH  (village,  FIPS  1154) 
  Location:  40.08975  N,  82.61306  W 
  Population  (1990):  468  (184  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  43001 
  Alexandria,  PA  (borough,  FIPS  756) 
  Location:  40.55886  N,  78.10009  W 
  Population  (1990):  411  (158  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Alexandria,  SD  (city,  FIPS  820) 
  Location:  43.65392  N,  97.77902  W 
  Population  (1990):  518  (261  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Alexandria,  TN  (town,  FIPS  620) 
  Location:  36.07668  N,  86.03460  W 
  Population  (1990):  730  (352  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  37012 
  Alexandria,  VA  (city,  FIPS  510) 
  Location:  38.82100  N,  77.08618  W 
  Population  (1990):  111183  (58252  housing  units) 
  Area:  39.6  sq  km  (land),  0.3  sq  km  (water) 
  Alexandria,  VA  (city,  FIPS  1000) 
  Location:  38.82100  N,  77.08618  W 
  Population  (1990):  111183  (58252  housing  units) 
  Area:  39.6  sq  km  (land),  0.3  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  22301,  22302,  22304,  22305,  22311,  22312,  22314 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Alexandria 
  the  ancient  metropolis  of  Lower  Egypt,  so  called  from  its 
  founder,  Alexander  the  Great  (about  B.C.  333).  It  was  for  a  long 
  period  the  greatest  of  existing  cities,  for  both  Nineveh  and 
  Babylon  had  been  destroyed,  and  Rome  had  not  yet  risen  to 
  greatness.  It  was  the  residence  of  the  kings  of  Egypt  for  200 
  years.  It  is  not  mentioned  in  the  Old  Testament,  and  only 
  incidentally  in  the  New  Apollos,  eloquent  and  mighty  in  the 
  Scriptures,  was  a  native  of  this  city  (Acts  18:24).  Many  Jews 
  from  Alexandria  were  in  Jerusalem,  where  they  had  a  synagogue 
  (Acts  6:9),  at  the  time  of  Stephen's  martyrdom.  At  one  time  it 
  is  said  that  as  many  as  10,000  Jews  resided  in  this  city.  It 
  possessed  a  famous  library  of  700,000  volumes,  which  was  burned 
  by  the  Saracens  (A.D.  642).  It  was  here  that  the  Hebrew  Bible 
  was  translated  into  Greek.  This  is  called  the  Septuagint 
  version,  from  the  tradition  that  seventy  learned  men  were 
  engaged  in  executing  it  It  was  however,  not  all  translated  at 
  one  time.  It  was  begun  B.C.  280,  and  finished  about  B.C.  200  or 
  150.  (See  {VERSION}.) 
 




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