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Israel's Dead Sea is one of the most famous sites in this small Middle Eastern Nation. Situated in the Judean Desert south of Jerusalem, it is the lowest point on the surface of the earth. With a third of its liquid weight consisting of salt, it’s over 8x times saltier than the ocean and is devoid of life (hence its name). Covering about 600 square km (about 234 square mi.), it's shrunk by about 40% over the last century. You can see the famous body of water from above in this excellent drone video by top contributor Ruslan Paul.
Description: Dead Sea salt refers to salt extracted or taken from the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is popular with tourists from all over the world for its reputed therapeutic effects. The water of the Dead Sea has a salt content of 29%, compared to 4% in the oceans, and is consequently substantially denser. This allows anyone to easily float on Dead Sea water because of its greater density. Its mineral composition is also different from ocean water since only 12–18% of Dead Sea salt is sodium chloride. A 2006 analysis of a commercial Dead Sea Salt product measured a 2.5% sodium chloride content; by comparison, 85% of the salt in normal ocean water is sodium chloride.