A chaparral is a shrubby coastal area that has hot dry summers and mild, cool, rainy winters.
Chaparrals are located in bands between 30 and 40 degrees N and 30 and 40 degrees S of the equator.
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A chaparral is a shrubby coastal area that has hot dry summers and mild, cool, rainy winters. Chaparrals consist of regions of tall, dense shrubs with leathery leaves or needles; the shrubs are interspersed with some woodland (scrub oak). The total annual rainfall in a chaparral ranges from 15 to 40 inches per year (38-100 cm). The word chaparral comes from "chaparral," which means scrub oak in Spanish. Chaparrals are also called Mediterranean scrub, scrublands, or scrublands.