9 fun facts about the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon is located in Arizona state of the US. The Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) in length and has a maximum width of about 18 miles (29 km).

The Colorado River flows through the Grand Canyon.

The Grand Canyon is a part of Grand Canyon National Park which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Although named the "Grand Canyon", there is no credible source that says it is the deepest Canyon. Some canyons in the Himalayas and South America could be much deeper. 

The Grand Canyon covers an area that is larger than the state of Rhode island. Rhode Island is the smallest state in the US.

It is estimated that there are over 1,000 caves in the Grand Canyon.

Point Imperial is the highest point in the Grand Canyon at 8,803 feet (2,683 m).

It is estimated that the Grand Canyon is 5-6 million years old. However, it could be much older.

The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited places in the US.

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