(2501) Lohja

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1942 GD. Discovered 1942 Apr. 14 by L. Oterma at Turku.

Named for a town, ridge and lake in southern Finland. An important market in the Middle Ages, Lohja is famous for its limestone quarries. In the old mine shafts, 150 m under the Earth’s surface, the Finnish Geodetic Institute has established a station for studying Earth tides. (M 7946)

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