Remarkable facts about the Dead Sea
The largest closed drainage gipersolevyh reservoirs on our planet is not in vain called it "dead" sea.
We offer to meet with interesting facts about this wonderful place, some of you probably did not know:
The lowest land area in the world.
The coast of the Dead Sea are located at 423 meters below the standard in global sea level. Lower land areas on our planet do not.
The deepest salt lake in the world.
The Dead Sea is actually a lake rather than a sea. The depth of 377 m. The pond makes this the deepest of all the salt lakes on the planet.
One of the most saline water bodies in the world.
Until recently, it was believed that in Dead Sea water has the highest concentration of mineral salts (33, 7%) among all the natural reservoirs of the earth. But it turned out to him on this indicator can rival the other two lakes Assal in Djibouti and the system of lakes in the McMurdo (completely frozen) in Antarctica.
It is very easy to swim on the surface of the water.
The Dead Sea is not only where to stay on the surface of a person is not required to make absolutely no effort. A similar effect is known Salt Lake, which gave the name of the capital of the US state of Utah (Salt Lake City). But in the Dead Sea, this effect is brighter due to the higher density of water in it. The water in 8, 6 times salty than the ocean.
The concentration of mineral salts, 8, 6 times more than the average for the world's oceans, making the Dead Sea water is practically uninhabitable. In it live only a few microorganisms.
a relatively small area.
The length of the Dead Sea fell by 67 km, while its maximum width - just 18 km away. It runs several rivers (the largest - Jordan), but does not follow any one. This reservoir is located directly above the area of the East African Rift.
A unique resort-recreation potential.
This has resulted in a large influx of tourists and constantly ongoing research is related to the health area. Dead Sea water contains a unique set of mineral salts in the atmosphere is completely absent pollen and other allergens, and due to low location, here above and below atmospheric pressure the concentration of IF-radiation in sunlight.
One of the first resorts.
According to biblical sources was here for some time, King David was hiding. The Dead Sea is also known as one of the first resorts. In addition, it serves as a source of raw materials for a wide range of products: balms used in mummification, medicines, fertilizers and so on.. There is formed a natural asphalt.
One of the Names of the Dead Sea - Asphalt Lake. An unusual feature of the sea is that there is formed a natural asphalt in the form of small pieces of black material. During the excavation was found a lot of statues and other objects down to Neolithic times human skulls covered with this black bitumen. During the Egyptian mummification was also used bitumen from the Dead Sea
The most low-lying land in the automobile line.
The lowest road in the world - Highway 90, runs along the coast of Israel and the West Bank at a depth of 393 meters below sea level.