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valuable minerals, coastal plains, Dead Sea, bromine, Tel Aviv-Yafo

Although much of Israelís desert regions contain poor soils, the northern Negev, the coastal plains, and the interior valleys provide patches of productive soils. An estimated 21 percent of Israelís land is used for crops or orchards. Most cultivable soils in Israel require irrigation and careful management; of 4,400 sq km (1,699 sq mi) under cultivation, 44 percent is irrigated. The Dead Sea contains valuable minerals such as potash, bromine, and magnesium, all of which are exploited mainly for export. The Negev contains deposits of many minerals, including copper, phosphate, bromine, and clay. Small quantities of oil and natural gas are also mined from areas near the Dead Sea and south of Tel Aviv-Yafo.



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valuable minerals, coastal plains, Dead Sea, bromine, Tel Aviv-Yafo, careful management, potash, magnesium, phosphate, orchards, cultivation, natural gas, irrigation, clay, crops, copper, deposits, areas

 
 

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