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Chala

The Chala or "Coast" is one of the eight natural regions in Peru. It is formed by all the western lands that arise from sea level up to the height of 500 meters.

In this region, the flora includes vegetation that grows near the rivers, like the carob tree, the palo verde, salty grama grass, manglar or mangrove tree, the carrizo or giant reed and the Caña brava (ditch reed); and plants that grow in the hills, such as the Amancay or Peruvian daffodil (Hymenocallis amancaes), the wild tomato, the Mito or Peruvian papaya (Vasconcellea candicans), and the divi-divi (Caesalpinia spinosa).

The coastal fauna of the Chala includes sea lions, the anchovy and several sea birds.

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