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Dead Sea

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Dead Sea, Megilot Yam HaMelakh Regional Council, Area C, Judea and Samaria, Palestinian Territory (31.54073 35.47790)

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Name: Dead Sea topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 31.31726 35.39030 31.76449 35.59162
Minimum elevation: -415 m
Maximum elevation: 1,070 m
Average elevation: 278 m

Dead Sea

Its surface and shores are 430.5 metres (1,412 ft) below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land. It is 304 m (997 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With a salinity of 342 g/kg, or 34.2% (in 2011), it is one of the world's saltiest bodies of water – 9.6 times as salty as the ocean – and has a density of 1.24 kg/litre, which makes swimming similar to floating. This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which plants and animals cannot flourish, hence its name. The Dead Sea's main, northern basin is 50 kilometres (31 mi) long and 15 kilometres (9 mi) wide at its widest point.

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