Alexandria, Romania

Alexandria (Romanian pronunciation: [alekˈsandri.a] (About this soundlisten)) is the capital city of the Teleorman County, Muntenia, Romania. It is located south-west of Bucharest, towards the Bulgarian border. The city is situated on the Vedea River and has over 45,000 inhabitants.

Alexandria
Location in Teleorman County
Location in Teleorman County
Alexandria is located in Romania
Alexandria
Alexandria
Location in 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
CountryRomania
CountyTeleorman
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2024) Victor Drăgusin[1] (PSD)
Population
 (2011)[2]
45,434
Time zoneEET/EEST (UTC+2/+3)
Vehicle reg.TR
Websitewww.alexandria.ro
Historical population
YearPop.±%
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 historyEdit

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. Grain, which was Alexandria's main trade at the time, was dispatched both by rail to the Danubian port of Zimnicea and by river to Giurgiu.[3]

Modern historyEdit

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

A 2020 estimate puts the population at 49,878.[4]

NativesEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Results of the 2020 local elections". Central Electoral Bureau. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Populaţia stabilă pe judeţe, municipii, oraşe şi localităti componenete la RPL_2011" (in Romanian). National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^   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.
  4. ^ "Populatia – Primăria Municipiului Alexandria". Retrieved 2020-10-25.

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