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Chinon
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
Area1 39.02 km2 (15.07 sq mi)
Population (1999) 8,716
 • Density 223.37/km2 (578.53/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
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.

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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