Alexandria is the second-largest city in Egypt and is the country's largest seaport. It is popularly known as the "Mermaid of the Mediterranean". The city was built during the rule of the Greek emperor Alexander the Great who seek to immortalize his name through this city. There are number of historical sites in Alexandria and so it is considered to be the most attractive city in Egypt for its moderate weather, white beaches and blue water and friendly people. Alexandria has always been popular as a vacation destination for local Egyptians looking to escape the summer heat and enjoy the Mediterranean beaches.
|Area||:||The total area is 2,679 Km2.|
|Population||:||The total population according to 2006 census is 4,110,015.|
|Languages||:||Arabic is the official language. English is also commonly spoken.|
|Currency||:||Egyptian Pound is the currency used.|
|Geographic Coordination||:||31°12'N 29°55'E.|