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Chinon is located in France
Country France
Region Centre
Department Indre-et-Loire
Arrondissement Chinon
Canton Chinon
Intercommunality Communauté de
communes de Rivière -
Chinon - Saint-Benoît-la-Forêt
Mayor Jean-Pierre Duvergne
Elevation 27–112 m (89–367 ft)
(avg. 37 m/121 ft)
Land area1 39.02 km2 (15.07 sq mi)
Population2 8,716  (1999)
 - Density 223/km2 (580/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 37072/ 37500
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Coordinates: 47°10′04″N 0°14′37″E / 47.1677777778°N 0.243611111111°E / 47.1677777778; 0.243611111111

Chinon is a town and commune of the Indre-et-Loire département in France.


Chinon is located in the Vallée de la Vienne (Vienne River valley). The town is on the banks of the Vienne river, at the coordinates 47°10′N 0°14′E.