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Alexandria, Virginia

Full nameCity of Alexandria
Official nameCity of Alexandria
Settlement typeIndependent city
CountryUnited States
Incorporated (city)1852
Incorporated (independent city)1870
MayorWilliam D. Euille
SenatePatsy Ticer (D)
DelegateAdam Ebbin (D)
U.S. CongressJim Moran (D)
Total Area15.4 sq mi (39.9 km2)
Land Area15.2 sq mi (39.4 km2)
Water Area0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation39 ft (11.9 m)
Total Population139966 (2010)
Density (pop.)3554.3/km2 (9208/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Area code571, 703
FIPS code51-01000 
GNIS feature ID1492456 

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Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of 2009, the city had a total population of 139,966. Located along the Western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately six miles (9.6 kilometers) south of downtown Washington, D.C.

Like the rest of northern Virginia, as well as central Maryland, modern Alexandria has been shaped by its proximity to the nation's capital. It is largely populated by professionals working in the federal civil service, the U.S. military, or for one of the many private companies which contract to provide services to the federal government. The latter are known locally as beltway bandits, after the Capital Beltway, an interstate highway that circles Washington, D.C. One of Alexandria's largest employers is the U.S. Department of Defense. Others include the Institute for Defense Analyses and the Center for Naval Analyses. In 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office moved 7,100 employees from 18 separate buildings in nearby Crystal City into a new headquarters complex in the city.

The historic center of Alexandria is known as Old Town. With its concentration of boutiques, restaurants, antique shops and theaters, it is a major draw for tourists. Like Old Town, many Alexandria neighborhoods are compact, walkable, high-income suburbs of Washington D.C. It is the seventh largest and highest income independent city in Virginia.

An area of Fairfax County is also called Alexandria, but is under the jurisdiction of Fairfax County and not the city.

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IG: Army improperly chose Alexandria location for BRAC building - Federal Times Tweet this news
Federal Times--The battle over the controversial new Army administrative headquarters building in -Alexandria-, -Va-., may be heading to court. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., unveiled a new Defense Department inspector general report ... - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:49:49 GMT+00:00
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Hot Air--I guess the real question is which of the US Army's recent slogans this public art project, intended to “enhance the aesthetics” at a bus depot in -Alexandria-, -Virginia-, was meant to evoke. I have to be honest here. I don't think - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 15:11:59 GMT+00:00
Would-Be Metro Bomber Sentenced To 23 Years - Tweet this news Ahmed pleaded guilty in federal court in -Alexandria-, -Virginia- to two terror charges today. The 35-year-old was sentenced to 23 years in prison. He was arrested in an FBI sting in October. He told agents he thought he was scou - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 20:53:39 GMT+00:00
Md. midwife charged in Va. with involuntary manslaughter after baby's death - The Republic Tweet this news
The Republic--AP -ALEXANDRIA-, -Va-. A well-known Baltimore midwife has been indicted on involuntary manslaughter charges in Virginia after a baby she tried to deliver from a breech position died shortly after birth. A grand jury in Alexandria also indi - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 18:04:48 GMT+00:00
Businessman found guilty in $2.9 billion fraud - CNN International Tweet this news
CNN International--Washington (CNN) -- A businessman described as "one of the faces of the financial crisis" was found guilty Tuesday on all 14 felony counts against him by a jury in -Alexandria-, -Virginia-. ... - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 00:59:49 GMT+00:00
Anti-bomb plan for Pentagon annex posted online - Reuters Tweet this news
Reuters--The document, comprising a 30-page narrative and hundreds of pages of technical data, describes bomb-proofing features which were incorporated in the structural design of the Mark Center, a new office complex in -Alexandria-, -Virginia-, ... - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 21:30:30 GMT+00:00
Looking Beyond Terry Jones - Middle East Online Tweet this news
Middle East Online---Alexandria-, -Virginia- - When asked about the very poorest people in Calcutta for whom Mother Teresa, founder of Missionaries of Charity in India, and her sisters tirelessly cared - the deformed, the lepers, the abandoned, the untouc - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 09:25:48 GMT+00:00
Owner and madame of Falls Church Korean club sentenced - (blog) Tweet this news (blog)--By TBD Staff -ALEXANDRIA-, -Va-. - The owner and the madame of a Korean room salon in Falls Church were sentenced Friday for conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens and to bring illegal aliens to the US for financial gain, the US Attorney for - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 20:09:49 GMT+00:00
Police Investigating Daytime Sex Assault of 62-Year-Old Woman in Va. - MyFox Washington DC Tweet this news
MyFox Washington DC---ALEXANDRIA-, -Va-. - A 62-year-old woman was sexually assaulted outside of a home in the Fairfax County section of Alexandria, according to police. The assault occurred Tuesday between 12 pm to 12:30 pm at Waterlily Court and ... - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 04:08:10 GMT+00:00
Virginia city says goodbye to redbox - Self-Service World Tweet this news
Self-Service World--City officials in -Alexandria-, -Virginia- recently ordered the removal of all redbox DVD kiosks stationed outside 7-Eleven convenience stores, according to the the National Association of Convenience Stores. The machines were operatin - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:30:12 GMT+00:00

Nearby neighborhoods :
# Employer # of Employees
1 United States Patent and Trademark Office 9,000
2 United States Department of Defense 7,500
3 City of Alexandria 2,500
4 Alexandria City Public Schools 1,900
5 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 1,400
6 Northern Virginia Community College 800
7 United States Postal Service 400

Nearby neighborhoods :
# Employer # of Employees
1 Inova Alexandria Hospital 1,800
2 ABM Industries 1,000
3 Institute for Defense Analyses 900
4 Center for Naval Analyses 700
5 Gali Services Industries 750
6 Grant Thornton LLP 750
7 United Parcel Service 750
8 Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt 750

City Council
Nearby neighborhoods :
Position Name Party First Election District
  Mayor William D. Euille Democratic Party 2003 At-Large
  Vice Mayor Kerry J. Donley Democratic Party 2009 At-Large
  Member Frank H. Fannon IV Republican Party 2009 At-Large
  Member Alicia Hughes Independent 2009 At-Large
  Member Rob Krupicka Democratic Party 2003 At-Large
  Member Redella S. "Del" Pepper Democratic Party 1985 At-Large
  Member Paul C. Smedberg Democratic Party 2003 At-Large

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