Dead Sea: facts that everyone should know

By Jurassic JennJun 16, 2024 17:03 PMTourism
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Dead Sea. Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

The Dead Sea surprises visitors with its mysterious appeal and amazing properties. It is more than just a tourist destination, as it offers therapeutic benefits for people seeking relief from chronic skin, respiratory, and joint diseases. This was reported by SSPDaily.

Salinity

The Dead Sea is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, ranking seventh. It contains approximately 330 grams of salt per kilogram of water, making it about ten times saltier than the ocean. Due to this concentration, the water has a density of more than 1.2 kilograms per liter, which allows people and animals to swim easily without exerting any effort.

The formation of this "sea"

The Dead Sea was once connected to the Mediterranean Sea. About three million years ago, the movement of the African and Arabian tectonic plates led to the formation of this magnificent salt lake. Today, the Dead Sea washes the lands of Israel, Jordan and the West Bank.

Thriving tourism

Tourism is booming around the Dead Sea, offering visitors a range of exciting opportunities. There are more than 60 different hotels on the western and eastern shores, which are in demand by tourists from all over the world.

Health benefits

Based on ancient traditions, the Dead Sea attracts tourists seeking relief from various diseases. It is more than just a tourist destination, as it offers therapeutic benefits for people seeking relief from chronic skin, respiratory, and joint conditions.

Shrinking in size

The Dead Sea continues to shrink: The Northern Basin is shrinking, while the previously non-existent Southern Basin is increasing in size. Reports show that the water surface level is falling at an alarming rate of more than one meter per year. Galit Cohen, senior director of the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection, suggests that this poses a significant geopolitical problem.

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