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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
39.02 km2 (15.07 sq mi)
 • Density 223.37/km2 (578.53/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
37072 /37500
Elevation 27–112 m (89–367 ft)
(avg. 37 m or 121 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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.

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