Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located along the Western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) south of downtown Washington, DC.
Founded in 1749 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Alexandria-Virginia.html" target="_blank">Alexandria is nationally recognized for its abundance of 18th- and 19th-century architecture, historic attractions, award-winning restaurants and eclectic shopping. With five Metro stations and a range of hotels to suit every taste, Alexandria is the perfect gateway to all that Greater Washington has to offer.
- Population: 128,284
- Geographic Size: the Alexandria%2C_VA#Geography" target="_blank">city has a total area of 15.4 mi. 15.2 mi of it is land and 0.2 mi of it is water.
- County: Fairfax County
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