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Alexandria

Alexandria Egypt is the second capital of Egypt and its title "Bride of the Mediterranean". It was the capital of Egypt in the ancient periods. It is the capital of Alexandria province and its biggest city. It is located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea about 55 km northwest of the Nile Delta, bordered in the north by the Mediterranean Sea and Lake Mariout in the south till 71 Kilo on the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, bordered in the east by the Abu Qir Gulf and the city of Edkou, and the area of Sidi Kreir in the west until 30 km on the Alexandria-Matruh highway.

Alexandria Egypt has many landmarks, including Egypt's largest seaports (Alexandria Port and Dekheila Port). The city has about 80% of Egypt's total imports and exports.

It has also the Alexandria Library which has more than 8 millions books. Also, Alexandria includes various museums and archeological places such as Qaitbay Citadel, pillar of masts and other places. The population of Alexandria Egypt is around 4,123,869 citizens according to the statics 2006. People work in the agriculture, industrial and commercial fields in Alexandria. It divides to 9 administrative suburbs. They are El Montazh First suburb, El Montazh Second suburb, East suburb, Middle Suburb, West suburb, El Gomrok Suburb, El Agamy Suburb, Ameriah First suburb and Ameriah Second suburb.

The establishment of Alexandria Egypt began in 332 B.C. by Great Alexander. This was done by filling part of the water separating between a stretched island in front of the main coast, called "Pharos" which has an old port, and a small village called "Raktos" or "Rkoda" surrounded by other small villages which also spread between the sea and Lake Mariout. It was taken by Great Alexander and his successor as a capital of Egypt for around thousand years, until the Islamic conquest of Egypt by Amr ibn al-Aas in 641 A.D. Alexandria has been known and are famous throughout history with many landmarks such as the Old Library of Alexandria which includes more than 700,000 volumes and are famous also with the Alexandria Lighthouse, which was considered one of the seven wonders of the world. This is because of its great height of up to about 120 meters. It remained until was destroyed by a strong earthquake in 1307 A.D.

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Alexandria Egypt old town Alexandria
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Alexandria Egypt lighthouse of Alexandria
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Alexandria Egypt library of Alexandria
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Alexandria Egypt Alexandria Airport
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Alexandria (Alex), City in Egypt
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