1938 UP. Discovered 1938 Oct. 21 by H. Alikoski at Turku. Independently discovered 1938 Oct. 30 by G. Kulin at Budapest.
Named for a Finnish river and town at the northern end of the Gulf of Bothnia. The four-letter name is in keeping with the names of several other minor planets of large orbital eccentricity and inclination. (M 3928)