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(1779) Paraná

Reference work entry

1950 LZ. Discovered 1950 June 15 by M. Itzigsohn at La Plata.

Named for a large river in northern Argentina, a major tributary to the La Plata {see planet  (1029)} river, near which this minor planet was discovered. (M 6832)

Name proposed by F. Pilcher.

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