1956 XA. Discovered 1956 Dec. 6 at the Purple Mountain Observatory at Nanking.

Named for a famous city in the Guangdong {see planet (2185)} province in southern China with a long history and flourishing industry. With its favorable geographical conditions, fertile land and developed commodity economy, and well known for its industry of textiles, electronics, pottery and porcelain, casting, etc., Foshan is a bright pearl of the Pearl River delta. (M 15088)

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