- Lake Name: Dead Sea
- Location: Israel, Jordan and West Bank
- Type of Lake: Saline Lake (saltwater)
- Lake Size: 27 cubic miles
- Average Depth: 653 feet
- Maximum Depth: 978 feet
18 Dead Sea Facts for Kids
- The Dead Sea is a lake located in the Middle East, Western Asia.
- The Dead Sea is a saline lake, also known as a salt lake.
- The Dead Sea is found in Israel, Jordan and the West Bank.
- The Dead Sea is most well-known for being one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world.
- The Dead Sea is the 7th saltiest body of water in the world.
- The saline content of the Dead Sea is 9.6 times higher than in the world’s oceans.
- The high salt content of the Dead Sea makes it impossible for plants and animals to live in it.
- There are some bacteria and fungi that seem to be able to thrive in the Dead Sea.
- The high salt content of the Dead Sea gives it a density of 10.34 lbs./gallon.
- The high salt content of the Dead Sea makes it extremely easy for things to float on the surface.
- The maximum length of the Dead Sea is 31 miles.
- The maximum width of the Dead sea is 9.3 miles.
- The surface area of the Dead Sea covers 234 square miles.
- The shoreline length of the Dead Sea is 84 miles.
- The average depth of the Dead Sea is 653 feet and the deepest point is 978 feet.
- The Dead Sea contains 27 cubic miles of water.
- The Dead Sea has the lowest elevation point on Earth at 1,412 feet below sea level.
- The famous Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in caves near the northern shore of the Dead Sea.
Pictures of the Dead Sea
A picture of the beautiful shoreline of the Dead Sea.
A picture of an amazing view of the Dead Sea.
A picture of a woman floating on the surface of the Dead Sea.
Additional Resources on the Dead Sea
- The Dead Sea – Learn more about the Dead Sea on the Jewish Virtual Library website.
- Facts About the Dead Sea – Find more facts about the Dead Sea on the Mental Floss website.
- Map of the Dead Sea – View a map of the Dead Sea on the Google Maps website.
- Dead Sea – Wikipedia – Explore the Wikipedia webiste to learn more about the Dead Sea in the Middle East.