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Chott el Jerid. Saline lake

Chott el Jerid (Arabic شط الجريد) - Saline lake in the central part of Tunisia.

What is typical - walking on salt extremely dangerous, because can fail and the guide that warned, but tourists do not care - go as they please.

During the winter rains Chott el Jerid is transformed into a salt enclosed water basin area of 5.7 thousand km ². In summer, when sediments are absent, and the temperature often reaches +50 ° C, the lake almost completely dry, often observed mirages.

In the 1970's built along the crest of the dam was constructed asphalt road.

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Copyright: Dmitriy Krasko
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11000x5500
Taken: 11/09/2009
Uploaded: 11/09/2009
Updated: 02/03/2015


Tags: tunis; oriental; africa; salt lake; salt
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