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The Alabama state capital is Montgomery.

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36701, 36703

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Selma is approximately 24,155 (2000), 20756 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,556 (1990), 8086 (2010).

The amount of land area in Selma is 36.044 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.504 sq kilometers.
The distance from Selma to Washington DC is 735 miles. The distance to the Alabama state capital is 45 miles. (as the crow flies)
Selma is positioned 32.41 degrees north of the equator and 87.03 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Selma elevation is 121 feet above sea level.
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Selma location: in central Alabama at the junction of US 80 and state highway 22 west of Montgomery. It is about 88 miles south of Birmingham.

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Climate & Weather

Selma average annual rainfall is 49.16 inches per year
Selma average temperature is 64.1 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Selma history:

Here is a history page for Selma

Here is an excerpt from the above history page:
"Indian lore says Selma is built where Chief Tuskaloosa met with explorer DeSoto. The site was officially recorded in 1732 as Ecor Bienville, then later as the Moore's Bluff settlement. In 1820, Selma (meaning "high seat" or "throne") was incorporated. It was planned and named by future Vice President of the United States William Rufus King."

A page about the Selma/Montgomery March
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Selma attractions:

National Right To Vote Museum
1012 Water Ave
Selma, AL 36701-4617
Phone: 334-418-0800

Old Depot Museum
4 Martin Luther King St
Selma, AL 36703-3109
Phone: 334-874-2197
This museum is located in the L&N Railroad Depot. There are many displays of times past in both Selma and Dallas County.

Lake Lanier
Route 2, Box 191
Selma, AL 36701
Phone: 334-874-8638
About nine miles from Selma
full hook-ups with dumping station, bath house with hot showers, toilets and laundry. Fishing, swimming, and row boating available at no cost.

Learn more about Selma at this site

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