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Chinchani is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°53′01″N 72°41′15″E / 19.8835°N 72.6876°E / 19.8835; 72.6876Coordinates: 19°53′01″N 72°41′15″E / 19.8835°N 72.6876°E / 19.8835; 72.6876
Country India
 • TypeMunicipal corporation
9 m (30 ft)
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-MH

Chinchani is a census town in Palghar district in the state of Maharashtra, India.


Chinchani is located at 19°52′N 72°42′E / 19.87°N 72.7°E / 19.87; 72.7.[1] It has an average elevation of 9 metres (29 feet). It is well connected by roads and nearby railway station. Also it is the important center of education and commercial activities in the region. Chinchani has got one of the best natural, beautiful,and non-polluted sea-beach on the west coast.Incidentally there is a place in the province of Ayacucho, Peru with the same name Chinchani. This place is exactly on the other side of the globe and located at Latitude. -14.390833300000001°, Longitude. -73.878333299999994°.

Vangaon Railway station serves as a primary railway station around 8 km away. Boisar railway station is around 10 km, while Dahanu railway station is around 15 km from the town. Basically, a twin town of Chinchani-Tarapur which are separated geographical by border of Dahanu & Palghar talukas,where Chinchani come under Dahanu taluka & Tarapur in Palghar. Thus it enjoys good road connectivity with both the big towns as well as Boisar.Regular ST buses(state transport) & also Auto rickshaws ply to this nearby big towns.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Chinchani had a population of around 13,435. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Chinchani has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 83% and female literacy of 75%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Among minority languages, Gujarati is spoken by 26.80% of the population.[3]


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Chinchani
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ "51st REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN INDIA" (PDF). Ministry of Minority Affairs. 15 July 2015. p. 151. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018.

P.l.shroff college near the chinchani beach

Schematic Map of Chinchani (In Marathi language)