16 Amazing Facts About Dead Sea

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  1. The Dead Sea is also known as the Salt Sea, it borders Jordan to the east and Israel to the west.
  2. The dead sea was once a part of the Mediterranean sea formed and was formed about 3 million years ago.
  3. Dead Sea in actual is not a sea but a salt water lake.
  4. It is 50 meters in length and has a width of 15 km. It surface area is 605 km2.
  5. Dead Sea is the deepest salt water lake on planet earth and is 306 meter deep (997 ft.).
  6. Dead Sea is the 9.6 times saltier than that of the oceans water.
  7. The pH value of water of the Dead Sea is about 5.9–6.5 and contains about 348 g/L mineral salts.
  8. When compared with other oceans and seas, the Dead Sea is more abundant in many elements, including chloride (212.4 g/l), magnesium (40.65 g/l), sodium (39.15 g/l), calcium (16.86 g/l), potassium (7.26 g/l), and bromide (5.12 g/l).
  9. No species of water life can thrive in the sea because of its salinity.
  10. The Dead Sea is land locked by three sides and has only one open side from where the water enters from rivers and other streams. This is the reason the water never flows out of this salty lake.
  11. The temperature of the water in the months of winters remains around 20 ° Celsius. The temperature in the summers can reach 37° Celsius.
  12. The Dead Sea seawater has a density of 1.240 kg/L, which makes swimming in its waters similar to floating.
  13. The dead sea is the lowest elevated place on earth with an altitude of 427 meters below the sea level.
  14. The Dead Sea lies in a desert, so the rainfall is scarce. The annual average rainfall in the dead sea is about 2.5 inches (65 mm).
  15. Dead Sea Highway is a section of the Highway 90 located in the Dead Sea, in Israel. This road is the lowest elevated road in the world.
  16. According to the biblical narrative, the Dead Sea region was once vibrant, filled with life, and watered. It was only after God rained down fire and brimstone on the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah did the area become a wasteland, and the sea became a hyper-saline salt lake.(change English) plagrised content.

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