- Also referred to as "sea of salt"
- At 1,378 feet (420 m) below sea level, the shores are the lowest place on the earth's surface.
- It is 1,247 feet (380 m) deep
- 8.6 times saltier than the ocean
The Dead Sea is a hypersaline, or salt, lake that is over 8 times more salty than the ocean. It lies between Israel and the West Bank and Jordan. The Dead Sea is also referred to as Sea of Salt."
The shores of the lake are 1,378 feet (420 m) below sea level making it the lowest place on the earth's surface. The Dead Sea is 1,247 feet (380 m) deep making it the deepest hypersaline lake in the world.
The Dead Sea is 42 miles (67 km) long and 11 miles (18 km) wide. The Jordan River is the primary tributary for the Dead Sea.
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More will follow on the Dead Sea as it is declared an official or notable wonder of Asia.