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: Delicate Arch is formed of the Entrada Sandstone.

Delicate Arch is a 52 ft (16 m) tall freestanding natural arch located in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. The original sandstone fin was gradually worn away by weathering and erosion, eventually leaving the arch. Delicate Arch is located at the end of a moderately strenuous, 1.5 mi (2.4 km) hiking trail from the parking area at Wolfe Ranch.

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