(3011) Chongqing

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1978 WM14. Discovered 1978 Nov. 26 at the Purple Mountain Observatory at Nanking.

Named for a city in southwestern China on the upper reach of the Yangtse River. Founded more than 3,000 years ago, Chongqing was the capital of Ba state in ancient times as well as the provisional capital of China from 1937 to 1946. (M 20834)

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