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Chinon

Administration
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Indre-et-Loire
Arrondissement Chinon
Canton Chinon
Intercommunality Communauté de
communes de Rivière -
Chinon - Saint-Benoît-la-Forêt
Mayor Jean-Pierre Duvergne
(2006-2008)
Statistics
Elevation 27–112 m (89–367 ft)
(avg. 37 m or 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.

Geography

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.

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