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(387) Aquitania

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Discovered 1894 Mar. 5 by F. Courty at Bordeaux.

Named for a Roman division of southwestern Gaul to which Bordeaux {Burdigala, see planet  (384)} belonged. Under Caesar the region consisted of the country between the Pyrenees mountains and Garonne river, and under Augustus expanded to the Loire and Allier rivers. (H 42)

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