Alexandria

Alexandria

Alexandria (/ˌælɪɡˈzændriə/ or /ˌælɪɡˈzɑːndriə/;[3]Arabic: الإسكندرية al-Iskandariyyah; Egyptian Arabic: اسكندرية‎ Eskendereya; Coptic: Ⲁⲗⲉⲝⲁⲛⲇⲣⲓⲁ, Ⲣⲁⲕⲟⲧⲉ Alexandria, Rakotə) is the second largest city and a major economic centre in Egypt, extending about 32 km (20 mi) along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part of the country. Its low elevation on the Nile delta makes it highly vulnerable to rising sea levels. Alexandria is an important industrial center because of its natural gas and oil pipelines from Suez. Alexandria is also a popular tourist destination.

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