(715) Transvaalia

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Discovered 1911 Apr. 22 by H. E. Wood at Johannesburg.

Named after the province in the northeastern part of the Republic of South Africa between the Vaal and the Limpopo {see planet  (1490)} rivers. (H 72)

This is the first numbered minor planet discovered in Africa.

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