Château-Chinon (Ville)

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Château-Chinon (Ville)
Subprefecture and commune
Porte Notre-Dame
Porte Notre-Dame
Coat of arms of Château-Chinon (Ville)
Coat of arms
Château-Chinon (Ville) is located in France
Château-Chinon (Ville)
Château-Chinon (Ville)
Location within Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
Château-Chinon (Ville) is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Château-Chinon (Ville)
Château-Chinon (Ville)
Coordinates: 47°03′55″N 3°55′59″E / 47.0653°N 3.9331°E / 47.0653; 3.9331Coordinates: 47°03′55″N 3°55′59″E / 47.0653°N 3.9331°E / 47.0653; 3.9331
ArrondissementChâteau-Chinon (Ville)
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Henri Malcoiffe
Area14.28 km2 (1.65 sq mi)
Population (2008)22,167
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code58062 /58120
Elevation337–655 m (1,106–2,149 ft)
(avg. 534 m or 1,752 ft)
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.

Château-Chinon (French pronunciation: ​[ʃɑto ʃinɔ̃]; the official name is Château-Chinon (Ville), with a space[1]) is a commune in the Nièvre department in France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.

The villages around the town are grouped in another commune named Château-Chinon (Campagne).

François Mitterrand (1916-1996), President of France from 1981 to 1995, was the mayor of Château-Chinon from 1959 to 1981.

It is about 200 miles (320 km) southeast of Paris.[2]

Twin towns[edit]

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