The Dead Sea (Hebrew: , Yam Hamela; Arabic: البحر الميت, al-Bahr al-Mayyit), also known by other names, is a salt lake

bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. It is located in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its

main tributary is the Jordan River.The lake's surface is 430.5 meters (1,412 ft) below sea level, making its shores the

lowest land-based elevation on Earth. It is 304 meters (997 ft) deep, making it the world's deepest hypersaline lake. With a

salinity of 342 g/kg, or 34.2% (in 2011), it is one of the world's saltiest bodies of water – 9.6 times as salty as the

ocean – and has a density of 1.24 kg/l, which makes it ideal for swimming. makes equal. For swimming. This salinity

creates a harsh environment in which plants and animals cannot thrive, hence the name. The main, northern basin of

the Dead Sea is 50 kilometers (31 mi) long and 15 kilometers (9 mi) wide.The Dead Sea has attracted visitors to the

Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. It was one of the world's first health resorts (for Herod the Great), and has

been a supplier of a wide variety of products, from asphalt for the mummification of Egypt to potash for fertilizers.Today, tourists visit

the Sea of Israel,Jordan and the beaches of the West Bank. The Palestinian tourism industry has faced setbacks in developing along the

West Bank coast.The Dead Sea is shrinking rapidly Its surface area is 605 km (234 sq mi)today, up from 1,050 km (410 sq mi) in 1930.

The Dead Sea slowdown has begun to cause problems, and several canal and pipeline proposals have been made to ease its slowdown.