- 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)
Example Sentences Including 'Dead Sea'
According to Dr Mohamad Kanan at Jordan's Zara Medical Centre on the Dead Sea this has far-reaching effects.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Consider, too, a trip to the shores of the Dead Sea , and also try to fit in Tel Aviv with its beaches and great cafe scene.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2005)
It's in the Jordan Valley, about sixty miles north of the Dead Sea , four hundred feet below sea-level.
The Dead Sea is the saltiest large body of water in the world.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2002)
The city is right in the centre of a depression -- in fact, it is the second lowest spot on earth, after the Dead Sea.
10,000 MILES WITHOUT A CLOUD (2003)
We found artesian water that spurted to the surface under its own pressure in the sandstone south of the Dead Sea.
New Scientist (2004)
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