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Countries with Fjords

Name the countries of the world that have fjords.
A fjord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by glacial erosion
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First submittedJuly 9, 2017
Last updatedJuly 10, 2017
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Country
Canada
Chile
Denmark (Greenland)
Iceland
Country
Ireland
New Zealand
Norway
Russia
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Sweden
United Kingdom
United States
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level 69
Jul 9, 2017
I'm curious, are you not including Finland because it has only one fjord, and your description says "fjords," or is that fjord not considered a real fjord?
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level ∞
Jul 11, 2017
Just going off the Wikipedia article. The quiz may have to be amended at some point.
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level 69
Aug 8, 2017
That's what I'm basing my comment on. That article says Finland has one fjord.
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level 64
Oct 26, 2017
I think you should also check out the Argentinian side of Tierra del Fuego and the surrounding islands. There are some bays that look very much like Fjords on Google Maps, though I don't know for sure.
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level 57
Oct 27, 2017
I think Finland should be counted on this quiz.
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level 54
Oct 28, 2017
nope, i just checked. no fjords on the argentinian side of t.d.f.
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level 69
Mar 27, 2018
Lago Fagnano in Argentine Tierra del Fuego looks pretty fjord-like, but it's closed off from the sea accept for the diminutive Rio Azopardo.
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level 48
Oct 26, 2017
The finnish fjord does not seem to be connected to the ocean. I am not sure that it counts. There are quite a few other countries that have glacier cut lakes, to add the finnish fjord, the others should be added as well.
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level 67
Jul 10, 2017
The Uk and Ireland have Fjords? I live there and I've never heard anything about them.
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level ∞
Jul 11, 2017
In Scotland, they call them firths. Firth and fjord are both derived from the same word in Old Norse.
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level 55
Oct 26, 2017
Indeed. As a native Danish speaker I was a bit confused at first. "Fjord" is a commonly used term meaning a narrow bay. There's no indication that they must be glacial, let alone deep. To a Dane there's plenty of fjords in (southern) Denmark, Sweden and northern Germany. I understand now that the word is used a bit differently in English.
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level 56
Oct 27, 2017
Not just in English, priamos, but within the geography and geology academic disciplines throughout the world.
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level 55
Mar 2, 2018
There aren't many fjords in Ireland. The only one I know of is Killary Harbour: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killary_Harbour
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level 73
Jul 10, 2017
I love this focus on the fjords of the world...one might even call it a Fjord Focus...
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level 70
Jul 11, 2017
Best comment of the day for sure. Bravo
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level 56
Jul 11, 2017
Bravo!
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level 60
Jul 17, 2017
Omg, I bursted into laughter.
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level 59
Oct 26, 2017
This comment deserves a bit of a fiesta.
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level 57
Oct 26, 2017
Nice.
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level 78
Oct 27, 2017
Love your fusion of the geographic and automotive worlds.
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level 58
Jul 12, 2017
South Korea?
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level 70
Jul 26, 2017
Montenegro has the southernmost fjord in the northern hemisphere, Gulf of Kotor
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level 59
Aug 18, 2017
Actually, it's not a fjord. It's a Ria. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ria
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level 66
Aug 10, 2017
Pining for the fjords?! What kind of talk is that?! Look, why did 'e fall flat on his back the moment I got 'im home?
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level 58
Oct 26, 2017
Beau'iful plumage, though, the Norwegian blue.
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level 46
Oct 26, 2017
The plumage don't enter into it! It's stone dead!
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level 78
Jun 5, 2018
He's not pining, he's passed on. This parrot is no more. He has ceased to be. He's expired and gone to meet his maker. He's a stiff, bereft of life, he rests in peace. If you hadn't nailed him to the perch he'd be pushing up the daisies! His metabolic processes are now history! He's off the twig! He's kicked the bucket, he's shuffled off his mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleeding choir invisible!!
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level 66
Aug 16, 2017
Can you please include the Faroe Islands? Denmark's mainland fjord is not recognized as such, but there is no doubt about the Faroe Islands. So Denmark should include both Greenland and Faroe Islands. :)
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level 64
Oct 26, 2017
I guess overseas territories such as Kerguelen (France) aren't included, right?
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level 54
Oct 28, 2017
Well it should be b/c Greenland was included as part of Denmark.
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level 72
Aug 12, 2018
Which is a lot of lip service to euphemize a colony.
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level 65
Oct 26, 2017
I suspect that Slartibartfast would be very pleased with this particular quiz!
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level 58
Oct 26, 2017
Actually, Denmark itself has fjords, there's no need to add Greenland in the brackets
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level 56
Oct 26, 2017
Denmark has waterways called fjords, but they are not formed by glaciers with steep slopes, so they are not technically fjords - they're more likely to be rias. (In the Danish language they do use the word fjord for shallow lagoons and waterways, but that's peculiar to Danish)
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level 48
Oct 26, 2017
Argentina has fjords on the Isla de los Estados, which is not a disputed territory, being right off the coast of Tierra del Fuego. The wikipedia article on that island mentions fjords.
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level 79
Oct 26, 2017
From the Wikipedia article on Isla de los Estados... "The only settlement is the Puerto Parry Naval Station, located in a deep and narrow FJORD on the northern coast of the island. The naval station, established in 1978, is manned by a team of four marines on a 45-day rotation. They monitor environmental conservation and ship movements, and provide emergency assistance.[1]"
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level 67
Oct 26, 2017
I missed Iceland... *facepalm*
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level 45
Oct 26, 2017
Croatia has fjords in Istria península, and even Montenegro at Kotor. Those were of glaciar origin as well.
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level 56
Oct 26, 2017
Croatia has rias, not fjords. The Croatian coast was not covered by icecaps during the last ice age.
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level 46
Oct 26, 2017
Only 54% got New Zealand, some of the most famous fjords in the world...I did a cruise that included Milford Sound and it was jaw-dropping! I returned and did an overnight boat trip in Doubtful Sound and I'll never forget the silence of it, even the Americans stopped talking.
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level 72
Aug 12, 2018
Must not have had any New Yorker Jerseyans on there.
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level 57
Oct 29, 2018
I forgot all about the existence of the Southern Hemisphere.
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level 55
Nov 13, 2017
There is some fjord on the french island of Kerguelen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerguelen_Islands), therefore, France should be on that list !
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level 79
Nov 17, 2018
smh at the 1% who didn't get Norway.
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level 53
Mar 18, 2019
Took me awhile to get Ireland