[WORLDKINGS] Top 500 Immutable World Records (P. 497) Dead Sea Depression (Israel - Jordan - West Bank): World’s lowest land point


(worldkings.org) The lowest land point is the Dead Sea Depression with an elevation amounting to approximately 430.5 meters below sea level, however, this elevation is an estimate and tends to fluctuate. On September 2nd, 2023, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared the Dead Sea Depression as “the world’s lowest land point.”

Based on the world record nomination from Asia Records Institute (ASRI) and Decision No. WK/USA.INDIA/1051/2023/No.407, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared the Dead Sea Depression as the world’s lowest land point.



The Dead Se is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and the West Bank and Israel to the west. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River. As of 2019, the lake's surface is 430.5 meters below sea level, making its shores the lowest land-based elevation on Earth.

The Earth’s lowest point, one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water, is colorful and surreal.

Its turquoise waters, which occasionally flash bright red in the rainy season due to algal blooms, have drawn wellness tourists as early as King Herod, attracted to the therapeutic mineral waters, low allergens, high atmospheric pressure and reduced solar radiation.



Fish can’t survive here, but bacteria and algae can, as well as 80 species of fungi that thrive near freshwater springs at the bottom. Visitors who immerse themselves quickly pop to the surface and easily float, as the sea is almost nine times saltier than the ocean.

According to edition.cnn.com; en.wikipedia.org


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