7 Dead Sea Facts to know

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So here are 7 facts about the Dead Sea

Located about an hour east of Jerusalem, beyond the sea level hills of the Judaean Desert, the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is not actually a sea, but rather a large lake that borders Israel to the west and Jordan to the east.  Remarkably, it is over 1,400 feet below sea level.

there are some very famous facts about the Dead Sea, it is the world’s biggest salt lake, and its surface and Shores are 430 meters below sea level, which makes it Earth’s lowest elevation on land, and the lowest body of water on the surface of the earth.

you may be familiar with one or two of the facts, but most people don’t.

First Fact

Do you know why it is named the “Dead Sea”? the reason is that the “Dead Sea is roughly 8.5 times saltier than the ocean, also there is no fish swimming beneath the surface, no plants growing at the base of the Dead Sea and its’ extremely high salt content which makes it impossible for marine life to exist.

Second Fact

The same rich mineral contents give the water amazing healing properties that attract visitors from around the globe, and for thousands of years, the Dead Sea has been a center of health and well-being, thanks to the unique climate. the Dead Sea has extra oxygen and bromine levels, which provide a nice and relaxing effect Bar resorts around the Dead Sea area, providing a place for people to treat their skin with the salt and mud. Dead Sea’s salt is also a popular ingredient in many lotions and creams.

Third Fact

The Dead Sea is commonly known as a sea, but technically it’s a salty lake, but unlike most lakes which consists of fresh water, the Dead Sea is filled with salt water.

Fourth Fact

Another amazing fact of the water, is that it’s so salty that you can float on the surface of water without even trying, the water is so thick with salt that people can effortlessly flow without sinking, but still it’s almost impossible to swim in the sea, if you don’t know how to swim but still want to try it then the Dead Sea is the best swimming pool for you.

Fifth Fact

So what makes the Dead Sea so salty? the water that may stuff the Dead Sea flows from the rivers and streams surrounding it, but amazingly no water flows out of the Dead Sea in the form of River, and stream of water only leaves by the way of evaporation, you  probably think that simple evaporation cannot amount to much of a water loss, but this region has a very hot and dry climate and evaporation is constant as the water evaporates minerals and salts are left behind making the remaining water saltier.

Sixth Fact

let’s talk about its unique climate, the Dead Sea is surrounded by barren and desert landscapes, the Dead Sea has approximately 330 sunny days a year with low humidity and little rainfall, the temperature ranges from 50 to 110 degrees throughout the year, but what makes it unique is that it’s the only place on globe where you can sunbathe for long periods with little to no sunburn, because of three natural layers of protection it has against UV rays.

Seventh and Last

this might be a head-scratcher although you can easily float in the sea, you can still drown. in fact, the Dead Sea was named the second most deadly place to swim in Israel, it’s difficult to move easily within the lake, making it tricky if you end up in a dangerous position and drinking too much salt water can poison you

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