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Alexandria, the second largest city and the main port of Egypt, Alexandria was built on the site of an old village on the orders of Alexander the great. the city, immortalizing Alexander’s name, quickly flourished into a prominent metropolis, the remains of which are still evident to this day.
Alexandria lies north-west of the Nile delta and stretches along a narrow land strip between the Mediterranean Sea and Lake Mariut (Mareotis). It is linked to Cairo by two major highways and a railroad line. It is one of the most notable summer resorts in the Middle East with white sand beaches and magnificent scenery stretching for 140km along the Mediterranean Sea, from Abu Qir, in the east to El-Alamein and Sidi Abdul Rahman, in the west.