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Dead Sea, 
  • Place Namesa salt lake between Israel and Jordan: the lowest lake in the world. 46 mi. (74 km) long;
    10 mi. (16 km) wide;
    1293 ft. (394 m) below sea level.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    Dead Sea n
    1. 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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