- a lake between Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank, now 420 m (1378 ft) below sea level;
originally 390 m (1285 ft): the lowest lake in the world, with no outlet and very
high salinity; outline, esp at the southern end, reduced considerably in recent years.
Area: originally about 950 sq km (365 sq miles); by 2003 about 625 sq km (240 sq miles)
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