Alexandria is a city in, and the county seat of, Douglas County, Minnesota. The city is named after Alexander and William Kinkead. Its population at the 2010 census was 11,070.
The Lake Carlos State Park is at a distance of about ten miles from Alexandria. Significant employers include Alexandria Public Schools, Douglas County Hospital, Douglas Machine, Tastefully Simple, Knute Nelson, the County of Douglas, 3M, Alexandria Extrusion, and Alexandria Technical and Community College. SunOpta and Illinois Tool Works have facilities in Alexandria. Due to the presence of lakes, the city is a popular destination for tourists. The city also hosts the annual Vikingland Band Festival parade marching championship.
The population has a majority of White Americans.