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Chinchilla, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
U.S. Congressional District PA-10
School Districts Lakeland (Region III)
Abington Heights (Region III)
County Lackawanna
Magisterial Districts 45-3-03
Townships Scott
South Abington
 • Total 2.580 sq mi (6.69 km2)
 • Land 2.500 sq mi (6.475 km2)
 • Water 0.080 sq mi (0.21 km2)
1,165 ft (355 m)
 • Total 2,098
 • Density 839.2/sq mi (324.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern Daylight (EDT))
ZIP code
Area code(s) 570
GNIS feature IDs 1198566 (village)
2628808 (CDP)
FIPS codes 42-13480

Chinchilla is a village and census-designated place in Scott and South Abington townships, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The CDP's population was 2,098 at the time of the 2010 United States Census. It was known as "Leach's Flats" until supposedly renamed by a postmaster in the 1880s after her chinchilla-fur shawl. Chinchilla is located in the gorge of Leggetts Creek, which flows southward into the Lackawanna River on the north side of Scranton. Interstate 81, U.S. Route 6/11 and the Norfolk Southern Railroad (former Lackawanna Railroad) use the gorge between Scranton and Clarks Summit. Chinchilla has its own post office, with ZIP Code 18410.

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