Alexandria's government is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently William D. Euille.
Alexandria encompasses land area: 15.2 sq mi (39.3 km2), water area: 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2). The elevation is 39 ft (12 m) above sea level. This equates to a population density of 9,493/sq mi (3,672/km2). The local time zone is EST (UTC-5).
Local area codes are 571, 703. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 51-01000, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at www.alexandriava.gov.