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The dead sea lies on the border between which two countries?

Asked by dare devil, 24 Dec '09 06:45 pm
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Israel and Jordan
Answered by Rabindranath Sahu, 24 Dec '09 06:46 pm

 
  
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The Dead Sea (Hebrew: , Ym Ha-Mela, \"Sea of Salt\"; Arabic: , al-Bar El-Mayyit, \"Dead Sea\"), also called the Salt Sea, is a salt lake in Jordan to the east and in the West Bank and Israel to the west. Its surface and shores are 422 metres (1,385 ft) below sea level,[2] the lowest elevation on the Earth\'s surface on dry land. The Dead Sea is 378 m (1,240 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. It is also one of the world\'s saltiest bodies of water, with 33.7% salinity. Only Lake Assal (Djibouti), Garabogazkl and some hypersaline lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica (such as Don Juan Pond and perhaps Lake Vanda) have a higher salinity. It is 8.6 times more salty than the ocean.[3] This salinity makes for a harsh environment where animals cannot flourish, hence its name. The Dead Sea is 67 kilometres (42 mi) long and 18 kilometres (11 mi) wide at its widest point. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the ...more
Answered by Avinash Sharma, 24 Dec '09 06:53 pm

 
  
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