The Sea o Galilee, an aa Kinneret, Loch o Gennesaret, or Lake Tiberias (Ebreu: יָם כִּנֶּרֶת‬, Judeo-Aramaic: יַמּא דטבריא, Arabic: بحيرة طبريا‎), is the lairgest freshwatter loch in Israel, an it is approximately 53 km (33 mi) in circumference, aboot 21 km (13 mi) lang, an 13 km (8.1 mi) wide.

Sea of Galilee
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Bathymetric map of Sea of Galilee.jpg
Coordinates32°50′N 35°35′E / 32.833°N 35.583°E / 32.833; 35.583Coordinates: 32°50′N 35°35′E / 32.833°N 35.583°E / 32.833; 35.583
Loch teepMonomictic
Primary inflowsUpper Jordan River an local runoff[1]
Primar ootflowsLawer Jordan River, evaporation
Catchment aurie2,730 km2 (1,050 sq mi)[2]
Basin kintrasIsrael, Sirie, Lebanon
Max. lenth21 km (13 mi)
Max. weenth13 km (8.1 mi)
Surface aurie166 km2 (64 sq mi)
Average deepth25.6 m (84 ft)
Max. deepth43 m (141 ft)
Watter vollum4 km3 (0.96 cu mi)
Residence time5 years
Shore lenth153 km (33 mi)
Surface elevation-212.07 m (695.8 ft)
Islands2
References[1][2]
1 Shore lenth is nae a weel-defined meisur.

ReferencesEedit

  1. a b Aaron T. Wolf, Hydropolitics along the Jordan River, United Nations University Press, 1995
  2. a b Exact-me.org