Alexandria is an independent city in the northern region of the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States. It lies on the western bank of the Potomac River approximately 7 miles (11 km) south of downtown Washington, D.C. Alexandria is the third-largest "principal city" of the Washington metropolitan area which is part of the larger Washington-Baltimore combined statistical area.
In 2020, the population was 159,467, making it the 6th most populous city in Virginia and the 169th most populous city in the nation. The city's estimated population has grown by 1% annually since 2010 on average.
July is the hottest month ☀️, with average temperature of 79° degrees. January is the coldest month ❄️, with average temperature of 36° degrees. May is the wettest month 💧, with 3.82 In. of rain and/or snow.
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