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(2535) Hämeenlinna

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1939 DH. Discovered 1939 Feb. 17 by Y. Väisälä at Turku.

Named for an old town in the province of Häme. The town grew around a thirteenth-century castle (linna) in an ancient populated area. With its ridges, hills and lakes, Hämeenlinna presents the most fascinating views. It has been an important educational center since 1639, and the renowned Finnish composer Jean Sibelius {see planet  (1405)} received his schooling there. (M 7947)

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