Selma, Alabama

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Selma, Alabama
Location in Dallas County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 32°24′59″N 87°1′29″W / 32.41639°N 87.02472°W / 32.41639; -87.02472Coordinates: 32°24′59″N 87°1′29″W / 32.41639°N 87.02472°W / 32.41639; -87.02472
Country United States
State Alabama
County Dallas
 • Mayor George Evans
 • Total 14.5 sq mi (37.4 km2)
 • Land 13.9 sq mi (35.9 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Elevation 125 ft (38 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 20,512
 • Density 1,414.6/sq mi (548.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 36701-36703
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-69120
GNIS feature ID 0163940

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.

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