Longest fjord

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Longest fjord

Last updated: October 16, 2017 at 16:20 pm

Greely Fjord in Nansen Sound, Nunavut (Canada), is the longest in the world with a total length of 400 km (249 mi.). It is located in Quttinirpaaq National Park on Ellesmere Island. It is also known as Greely Fiord, and Tanquary Fiord.

Nordvestfjord in Scoresby Sund, with a total length of 313 km (195 miles), is the longest fjord in Greenland.

A fjord, also spelled fiord, is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides that was created by glacial erosion. A fjard has a shorter, shallower, and usually a broader profile than a fjord.

SOURCE:
Encyclopedia of the Arctic. Mark Nuttall. 2005. p.642.
Scoresby Sund, Encyclopædia Britannica online.

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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