Some Interesting Facts about the Dead Sea

Situated to the east of Jordan and Israel and to the west of Palestine, the Dead Sea has a span of 429 meters below sea level including the surface and shores. Although, the name makes people recognize it as a sea, but in fact, it is not a sea. It is a salt lake, which is bordered by Jordan. This salt lake has many qualities that make the cosmetic companies to use its elements to prepare several types of beauty products. It has lots of qualities that help deal with many types of skin ailments such as acne, dandruff, muscle ache, and much more.

With so many interesting things, let’s have a look at some of the most interesting facts about the Dead Sea:

  • The history of this sea is about 3 million years old.
  • It is the deepest hyper-saline lake in the world with the depth of 997 ft.
  • It is the second saltiest water body in the world.
  • Its salinity, as measured in 2011, is 34.2%, which is 9 times of the salinity content of an ocean.
  • It is called the Dead Sea because the life cannot flourish in this salt lake due to an extent of the salt content.
  • It is 50 kilometers long.
  • It is 15 kilometers wide from its widest point.
  • Its water density is 1.24 kg/liter, which is the reason you can float on its water similar the way you can swim.
  • It is a good producer of a wide range of products that are used in cosmetic, health, and fertilizer industries.
  • Some of the well-known produces of the Dead Sea are asphalt, potash, and many more.
  • Water comes into the sea from different sources like rivers but never flows out.
  • Its water has a variety of minerals such as calcium, iodine, saline, potassium, and bromide.
  • Its mud has been playing a great role in treating acne, cellulite, dry skin, psoriasis, hives, dandruff, stress, muscle aches, and more.

These are some of the most interested facts about the Dead Sea – a sea which is not really a sea but a lake. It is beneficial for human beings because of its produces and mud.