Famous-Travel-Destination - Dead Sea

Dead Sea   Facebook share

 The Dead Sea, also called the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. Its surface and shores are 429 metres (1,407 ft) below sea level,Earth's lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea is 304 m (997 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 34.2% salinity (in 2011), it is also one of the world's saltiest bodies of water, though Lake Vanda in Antarctica , Lake Assal in Djibouti , Lagoon Garabogazkol in the Caspian Sea and some hypersaline ponds and lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica (such as Don Juan Pond) have reported higher salinities. It is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean. This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which animals cannot flourish, hence its name. The Dead Sea is 50 kilometres (31 mi) long and 15 kilometres (9 mi) wide at its widest point. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley and its main tributary is the Jordan River.

 
The Dead Sea has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. In the Bible, it is a place of refuge for King David. It was one of the world's first health resorts (for Herod the Great), and it has been the supplier of a wide variety of products, from asphalt for Egyptian mummification to potash for fertilizers. People also use the salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea to create cosmetics and herbal sachets.
 


More Suggestion :
EDB954E6.jpg

Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital and largest municipality of Nepal. It also hosts the h...

D4BC37C1.jpg

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is a city located along the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo in Mexic...

9020624F.JPG

Sydney

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Au...

3D4C27A6.jpg

Paris

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Situated on the river Seine in the north ...

87C6E285.jpg

Vancouver

Vancouver officially the City of Vancouver, is a coastal seaport city on the ma...


Loading comments....

Login


Or sign in using your email address.
 *  *
Login   Register
Join Today

Google+

Or sign up using your email address.
 *  *  *    *
Create Account   Login
Join and get rewarded
Like & Share our facebook page & Register here and win chance of winning exciting prizes.
Click here to go to Facebook Page Close