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I want to create a list of all world cities named "Alexandria", along with their populations. Can a search engine do that? What could the query look like?

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Have you tried – barrycarter May 15 '13 at 20:26
@barrycarter Yes, thanks. Even though it does not show population for all cities, it's still valuable. Thank you. – Hosam Aly Jun 4 '13 at 21:48
You might want to play around with a db I created from the data. Sample query: This isn't very detailed, includes cities whose alternate name is Alexandria, and exposes a duplicate in the database. – barrycarter Jun 6 '13 at 4:10

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Mathematica could answer this with CityData:


Giving the following output:


But unfortunately the list of outputs, accessible by CityData["Alexandria"] in Mathematica isn't available in Wolfram|alpha at the moment.

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A search enging would not be an effective way to accomplish what you want since it would not distinguish between different Alexandrias. Instead, see Wikipedia's article on Alexandria and click on the links in the article to see the population for each place.

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Thanks for your answer. I was hoping there would be a way to use something like Wolfram Alpha to generate that data, but it seems I'll have to do it manually for now. – Hosam Aly Mar 12 '13 at 18:09

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