Saltiest lake
Gaet’ale Pond
43.3 percentage
Ethiopia ()

The most saline water body is Gaet’ale Pond, located in Danakil Depression, Ethiopia, with a percentage of salt by weight of 43.3%, compared to 40.2% of Don Juan Pond lake in Antarctica, 23.1% in the Dead Sea and an average of 3.38% in the world’s oceans as a whole.

The results of the study led by Dr. Eduardo Perez Velilla of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, were published in the April 2017 issue of Aquatic Geochemistry.