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Chinchilla, Pennsylvania
Village
Census-designated place
Village of Chinchilla
Country United States
Commonwealth Pennsylvania
U.S. Congressional District PA-10
School Districts Lakeland (Region III)
Abington Heights (Region III)
County Lackawanna
Magisterial Districts 45-3-03
45-3-01
Townships Scott
South Abington
Area
 • Total 2.580 sq mi (6.69 km2)
 • Land 2.500 sq mi (6.475 km2)
 • Water 0.080 sq mi (0.21 km2)
Elevation 1,165 ft (355 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,098
 • Density 839.2/sq mi (324.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern Daylight (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code De facto
18411 (Clarks Summit)
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. The CDP's population was 2,098 at the time of the 2010 United States Census. It was known as Leach's Flats until renamed by a postmaster in the 1880s after her pet chinchilla. Chinchilla is located in the gorge of the Leggetts Creek, which flows southward into the Lackawanna River on the north side of Scranton. Interstate 81 and U.S. Route 6/11 use the gorge between Scranton and Clarks Summit. It has its own post office, zipcode is 18410.

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