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Location in Dallas County and the state of Alabama
Location in Dallas County and the state of Alabama
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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)
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Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
36701-36703
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FIPS code01-69120
GNIS feature ID0163940

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.

Notable residents