1981 UW9 . Discovered 1981 Oct. 23 at the Purple Mountain Observatory at Nanking.
Named for a newly established province in southern China. Hainan Island, under its jurisdiction, has rich developing resources of tropical plants and animals, sea aquatic products, petrochemical and metallurgical industry, rare-earth metals, etc. With its bright and colorful scene, Hainan Island, acclaimed as “Eastern Hawaii”, is a tourist resort and a bright pearl in the vast South China Sea. (M 15088)