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Alexandria, Rumania

ALEXANDRIA, RUMANIA, a town of Rumania, situated among the rich corn-lands of the Teleorman department, on the right bank of the river Vedea. Pop. (1900) 13,675. Its chief trade is in grain, despatched by rail to the Danubian port of Zimnicea, or by river to Giurgevo. Alexandria was named after its founder, Alexander John Cuza, prince of Rumania from 1859 to 1866.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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