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Selma, Alabama

city in Alabama, USA

Selma is a city in and the county seat of Dallas County, Alabama, United States, located on the banks of the Alabama River. The population was 20,512 at the 2000 census. The city is best known for the Selma to Montgomery marches, three civil rights marches that began in the city.

Selma, Alabama
Location in Dallas County and the state of Alabama
Location in Dallas County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: Coordinates: 32°24′59″N 87°1′29″W / 32.41639°N 87.02472°W / 32.41639; -87.02472
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyDallas
Government
 • MayorGeorge Evans
Area
 • Total14.5 sq mi (37.4 km2)
 • Land13.9 sq mi (35.9 km2)
 • Water0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Elevation
125 ft (38 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total20,512
 • Density1,414.6/sq mi (548.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
36701-36703
Area code(s)334
FIPS code01-69120
GNIS feature ID0163940

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