(4263) Abashiri

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1989 RL2. Discovered 1989 Sept. 7 by M. Yanai and K. Watanabe at Kitami.

Named for a small city of population 43,000 in the eastern part of Hokkaido {see planet  (3720)}. Located at the Sea of Okhotsk, it has prospered for many years on account of its fishing industry, and it serves as a center for transportation, culture and commerce. (M 19336)

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