(2258) Viipuri

Reference work entry

1939 TA. Discovered 1939 Oct. 7 by Y. Väisälä at Turku.

Named for an old Finnish town on the Gulf of Finland. Runic inscriptions mention Viipuri as a market place in the eleventh century. The Scandinavian name is Viborg. At present the town belongs to Russia. (M 7945)

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