Location: Geographic coordinates: Area: Area - comparative:
North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico. 38 00 N, 97 00 W total: 9,629,091 sq km About half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; about two and a half times the size of Western Europe
Population: Languages: Capital: Currency:
280,562,489 (July 2002 est.) English, Spanish (spoken by a sizable minority) Washington US dollar

Crazy Horse


Types of rocks used on the monument: Carlsbad Carverns are formed of limestone.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a United States National Park located in the Guadalupe Mountains in southeastern New Mexico. Carlsbad Caverns holds the record for the second largest cave chamber in the world, the Big Room, a natural limestone chamber which is almost 4,000 feet (about 1,219 m) long, 625 feet (190.5 m) wide, and 350 feet (about 107 m) high at the highest point. The largest in the world is the Sarawak Chamber in Malaysia.

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