1976 UM. Discovered 1976 Oct. 24 by R. M. West at La Silla.
Named after the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Georgia, at the confluence of the rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi, rich in architectural treasures and the scene of many decisive events in the history of Georgia. The name is proposed by the discoverer in admiration of a beautiful country and its valiant people. (M 4787)