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Geologically, a fjord or fiord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by glacial erosion. There are many fjords on the coasts of Alaska, British Columbia, Chile, Greenland, Iceland, the Kerguelen Islands, New Zealand, Norway, Novaya Zemlya, Labrador, Nunavut, Newfoundland, Scotland, and Washington state. Norway’s coastline is estimated at 29,000 kilometres (18,000 mi) with 1,190 fjords, but only 2,500 kilometres (1,600 mi) when fjords are excluded.

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Definition of "Fjord" by Chat GPT: A fjord is a long, narrow inlet of the sea, with steep cliffs or slopes along the sides, formed by the submergence of a glaciated valley. Fjords are typically found in areas where glaciers once flowed to the sea, leaving behind deep, U-shaped valleys that fill with water.
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