Friday, January 13, 2012

Dead Sea between Israel & Jordan

The Dead Sea is also known as the Sea of Salt. This massive salt lake is spread between Israel and the west bank on the west and Jordan on the east. The Dead Sea is 1,385 feet below sea level. It is also said that the shores of the salt lake are the lowest point in the entire surface of earth. The salt lake is 1,240 feet deep, which makes it the deepest hyper saline lake in the world. The total salinity of the ocean is 33.7 percent. So for a common man, it is easier to know that the sea is eight times more salty than the ocean. The Dead Sea is 67 kilometer long and 18 kilometer wide. The main tributary of the sea is the Jordan River as it lies in the Jordan Rift Valley.

Visitors from all over the world are attracted to the Dead Sea, especially the ones who come from the Mediterranean basis. For more thousands of years, visitors have been paying their visit to the Dead Sea. In the older days, the place was a refugee camp for King David. The Dead Sea is also considered to be the first health resorts in the world as it supplies variety of products likes potash for fertilizers and balms. Moreover, the salt from the sea is used to create cosmetic and herbal packets. The Dead Sea is very low polluted place and all year round faces sunny skies and dry air. The place has now become famous for a lot of therapies. Some of them are the Climatotherapy, Heliotherapy (which is the exploitation of sun radiations) and the Thalassotherapy (which mean bathing in the sea water.)

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