Chinchin is a village in the Gazakh uezd of the former Yelizavetpol (Ganja) governorate, later in the former Shamshaddin (Berd) district, and currently in the Tavush province. The provincial centre lies 48 km to the northeast of the town of Karvansara (Ijevan), and at a height of 1,290 m above sea level.

The village was initially inhabited by Azerbaijanis, who gradually left it after Armenians had been settled in the region.

The toponym was coined on the basis of the word “chin” used in Turkish in the sense of “a steep mountainous canyon”, “an unattainable, steep mountain”.

According to the law “On the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Armenia” dated 7 November 1995, it was integrated into the administrative area of the Tavush province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude: 40°54’ N., longitude: 45°21’ E.