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Longest Fjords in the World

Fjords (from the old Norse word "fjördhr") are long, narrow arms of the sea, often very deep and extending well inland.

It is assumed that glaciers were so heavy that they eroded the bottoms of valleys far below sea level. When the glaciers melted, the ice was replaced by the waters of the sea.

The longest fjords in the world are found in Norway,* but great fjords are also found in other areas where glaciers have appeared at some time during the Earth's history. This includes the coasts of Scotland, Greenland, British Columbia (Canada), and Alaska (USA) in the northern hemisphere, as well as southern Chile, New Zealand, and Antarctica in the southern hemisphere.

* The longest Fords in the world are found in Detroit.

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