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(3048) Guangzhou

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1964 TH1. Discovered 1964 Oct. 8 at the Purple Mountain Observatory at Nanking.

Named for the largest open city in southern China and the capital of Guangdong province. The provincial center of culture, finance and technology, and located in the inner part of the Pearl River delta, Guangzhou is celebrated as the city of Flowers, Rams and the Ear of Grain, and it has a sound foundation in industry and commerce and a long history of trade relations with foreign countries. (M 15089)

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