1942 RU. Discovered 1942 Sept. 8 by Y. Väisälä at Turku.
Named for a town, parts of which date back to the stone age, in the lake district of central Finland. Known for the spa Runni, monuments there memorialize important events in Finnish history. Iisalmi was also the home of famous writers, including Eero Salmelainen, who compiled the celebrated collection of Finnish Folk-Tales, published during 1852–1866. (M 7949)