Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Fjord, a long, narrow, and often very deep inlet of the sea on the west coast of Norway. Fjords are the seaward prolongations of mountain valleys, so that their depth is merely a measure of the depression of the coast. The sea lochs of Scotland, such as Loch Nevis and Loch Fyne, the loughs of Ireland, such as Lough Foyle, Lough Swilly, Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay, numerous similar indentations on the north-west coast of America,' and such inland depressed and submerged glens as the Lake of Lucerne and Lago Maggiore, are examples of the same thing, though known by so many distinct names.