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Chinchón
—  Municipality  —

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Chinchón is located in Spain
Chinchón
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°8′22″N 3°25′35″W / 40.13944°N 3.42639°W / 40.13944; -3.42639Coordinates: 40°8′22″N 3°25′35″W / 40.13944°N 3.42639°W / 40.13944; -3.42639
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Madrid
Province Madrid
Area
 - Total 115.9 km2 (44.7 sq mi)
Elevation 753 m (2,470 ft)
Population (2008)
 - Total 5,191
 - Density 44.8/km2 (116/sq mi)
 - Demonym Chinchonete /-a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 28370
Official language(s)
Website Official website

Chinchón is a Spanish town 50 km southeast of Madrid. It is part of the Comarca de Las Vegas.

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The Plaza Mayor is roughly circular, surrounded by XV-XVII century galleried houses and cafés and is used as a temporary bullring. The church of Nuestra Señora de la Ascunción was built in the XV and XVI centuries. It contains a fine early work by Goya depicting the Assumption of the Virgin. There is also a medieval castle.

Though small, Chinchón is known for its festivals, a big draw for people from nearby Madrid, and those visiting it. Two of the biggest are the Chinchón Festival de anis y vino, a celebration of locally distilled anisette and wine, which takes place and the end of March, and the October garlic festival. In October of each year the central plaza also offers a bullfighting exhibition with the profits going to charitable causes.

Population reached 4,943 inhabitants in 2006 [1].

History

Goya's brother house in Chinchón

The special geographical status of the plain of Tajuña facilitated human settlement since ancient times. Remains have been found that belong to more distant Neolithic next to a village probably Iberian or Celtiberians.

Later may be reflected in the presence of Roman roads and irrigation system in the Tajuña Muslim influence, then Christians would consolidate this work . The Christians regained control over that area when Alfonso VI of Castilla took Toledo in 1085. Until 1480, when it became a dominion granted to the Marquis de Moya

Bullring of Chinchon

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Chinchon or Chinchón can refer to:

  • Chinchón, a town in Spain
  • Chinchon (drink)
  • Txintxon, a Rummy-like card game, whose name in Spanish is Chinchón

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