Where Is The Dead Sea And Why Is It Called That?


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This is certainly a strange name for a mass of water but no other sea in the world has had such a variety of names!It was first called "dead sea" by ancient Greek writers. The Hebrews called you "the salt sea"' among other names.  Arab writers called it "the stinking sea".

The name Dead Sea refers to the fact that marine life is unable to survive within its extremely salty waters.

How the Dead Sea got its name
What is so strange about this sea? It is really a large, narrow salt lake that lies between Jordan and Israel. It lies in a deep trough, or "rift", which is a deep depression in this area.

The Dead Sea is about 48 miles long, and ranges from 3 to 11 miles in width. Now comes the amazing part. The Dead Sea is the lowest area of water in the world. The surface of this sea is about 400 metres below sea level. The southern part of the sea is very shallow, but in the north the depth is about 400 metres.

There are no rivers flowing out of the Dead Sea. But into it drain the River Jordan from the north and many small streams from the surrounding slopes. There is only one way that surplus water can be carried away—by evaporation. This leaves a large concentration of minerals, such as salt, potash, magnesium chloride, and bromine behind in the water.

The Dead Sea is the world's saltiest area of water. The water is about six times as salty as that of the ocean! There are so many minerals concentrated in this sea, that a man swimming in it will float with his head and shoulders out of the water at all times! These minerals can be valuable to man. In fact, it is estimated that dissolved in this water are about two million tons of potash, which is used in making artificial fertilizers.
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Anonymous answered
Dead Sea is in Israel. It's called so because there's so much salt in it that nothing can live in it.
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Nothing lives there because it is about 6 times saltier than the oceans of the world. Also it is located between Israel, West Bank to the west, and Jordan to the East.
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Mike answered
It is in Israel and it is called that because it is so dense that everything, as if dead, floats in it.
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Its called the dead sea because of all the minerals it has and it makes everything float
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Is dead Sea Scrub/salt sold in drug stores and if so, is it effective in removing calloused feet in the first application?

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