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Dead Sea A Salt Lake On Border Of Palestine & Israel

The Dead Sea is also known as the Salt Sea. It is nothing but a salt lake touching one end of Jordan to the east, and Palestine and Israel to the other end of the west. Its surface and shores are of 427 meters below sea level. It is believed its shores are the lowest elevation point on land. It is considered to be 306 m deep, the deepest hyper saline lake in the world with 34.2% salinity. Further, it is seemed to be one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water though Lake Vanda in Antarctica. It is 9.6 times as salty as the other ocean.  This salinity makes for a callous environment in which animals cannot prosper; hence its name was termed as salt lake. It is 50 kilometers long and 15 kilometers wide at its widest point. It is believed it lies in between the Jordan Rift Valley, and its chief tributary is the Jordan River. Continue reading