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Sogn og Fjordane

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Sogn og Fjordane, Norway (61.53094 6.10243)

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Name: Sogn og Fjordane topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 60.67555 4.08753 62.38239 8.32205
Minimum elevation: 0 m
Maximum elevation: 2,422 m
Average elevation: 518 m

Sogn og Fjordane

The terrain changes quite rapidly with mostly smaller mountains on the coastline, gradually increasing to mountains reaching more than 2,000 metres (6,600 ft). Because of the steep rise in elevation and fjords cutting through the terrain, the amount of precipitation is very high. Low pressure systems come in from the west and meet the mountains (a phenomenon known as orographic lifting) and cause rain and snowfall.

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