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Chinle has a mostly Native American population of over 5,000 people and is situated in Apache County, Arizona.

The community of Chinle is located next to the Canyon De Chelly National Monument.

Chinle, Arizona has a population of over five thousand people according to the year 2000 USA census.

Chinle was the site of a Chinle Indian Boarding School established in 1910.

US 191 and Indian Route 7 pass throgh the town of Chinle.


Chinle, Arizona is located at 36°9'17?N 109°34'45?W (36.154718, -109.579040). Chinle is located on the Navajo Indian Reservation.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Census Designated Place that comprises Chinle, Arizona has a total area of sixteen square miles (forty one point five square kilometers), all of it land.

Sights of Interest in Chinle, Arizona

Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle, Arizona

Chinle Formation, Chinle, Arizona

Chinle Formation, Arizona

The Chinle is a geologic rock formation that is spread across the American states of Northern Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Western New Mexico, and Western Colorado.

The Chinle rock formation in Arizona, US is part of the Colorado Plateau, the Basin and Range, and the Southern section of the Interior Plains.

The Chinle, Arizona rock formation was laid down in the Late Triassic era.

Did you know? - Chinle got its name from the old Navajo word for water outlet, Ch’ínílí, which flows from the mouth of Canyon de Chelley.

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