(2743) Chengdu

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1965 WR. Discovered 1965 Nov. 21 at the Purple Mountain Observatory at Nanking.

Named for the capital of Sichuan {see planet  (2215)} province in southwestern China. Located in the heart of the Sichuan basin, Chengdu was the capital of the Shu-Han dynasty during the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history. Today, Chengdu is a major agricultural and industrial center, and it is also the homeland of the Giant Panda. (M 20834)

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