Mediterranean Basin

Physical and political map of the Mediterranean Basin

In biogeography, the Mediterranean Basin (/ˌmɛdɪtəˈrniən/ MED-ih-tə-RAY-nee-ən), also known as the Mediterranean Region or sometimes Mediterranea, is the region of lands around the Mediterranean Sea that have mostly a Mediterranean climate, with mild to cool, rainy winters and warm to hot, dry summers, which supports characteristic Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub vegetation. It was a very important part of Mediterranean civilizations.

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