How Do You Locate Selma, Alabama on a Map?


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The city of Selma is located in the middle of the state of Alabama. It is about 50 miles west of Montgomery, Alabama, 89 miles south of Birmingham, Alabama, 105 miles east of Meridian, Mississippi, and 186 miles north of Pensacola, Florida. It is the county seat of Dallas County, Alabama.

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The state of Alabama is located in the southeast region of the United States. To locate Selma, Alabama on a map of the United States, first locate Alabama, which is just north of the Gulf of Mexico. It is bordered by Mississippi to the west, Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east and the Florida Panhandle to the south. Locate Dallas County, just southwest of the geographical center of Alabama. Selma is in the central region of the county, just northeast of the geographical center of Dallas county. Selma is located on the northern banks of the Alabama River.

Selma consists of about 14.5 square miles and is known as the gateway or "Queen City" of the Alabama Black Belt region. U.S. Route 80, known as the Dixieland Overland Highway, dissects Selma running east and west, connecting it to other Alabama cities such as Tuskegee, Montgomery, Demopolis and Livingston. U.S. Route 80 runs concurrent to Alabama State Route 8.

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