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(2778) Tangshan

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1979 XP. Discovered 1979 Dec. 14 at the Purple Mountain Observatory at Nanking.

Named for a city in Hebei {see planet  (2505)} province in northern China with a long history and flourishing industry. Tangshan city overlooks Bohai Bay, which is rich in natural resources. The coal, iron and steel and power industries are its economic pillars, and the city is well known as the “granary of eastern Hebei province”, the “northern city of coal” and the “northern center of porcelain”. (M 20834)

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