Open main menu

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
Sea of Galilee 2008.JPG
Bathymetric map of Sea of Galilee.jpg
Coordinates 32°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 teep Monomictic
Primary inflows Upper Jordan River an local runoff[1]
Primar ootflows Lawer Jordan River, evaporation
Catchment aurie 2,730 km2 (1,050 sq mi)[2]
Basin kintras Israel, Sirie, Lebanon
Max. lenth 21 km (13 mi)
Max. weenth 13 km (8.1 mi)
Surface aurie 166 km2 (64 sq mi)
Average deepth 25.6 m (84 ft)
Max. deepth 43 m (141 ft)
Watter vollum 4 km3 (0.96 cu mi)
Residence time 5 years
Shore lenth1 53 km (33 mi)
Surface elevation -212.07 m (695.8 ft)
Islands 2
References [1][2]
1 Shore lenth is nae a weel-defined meisur.

ReferencesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Aaron T. Wolf, Hydropolitics along the Jordan River, United Nations University Press, 1995
  2. 2.0 2.1 Exact-me.org