Discovered 1893 Jan. 21 by A. Charlois at Nice.

Named after the region in northwest Italy and southern France between Genoa and Nice, bordering on the Ligurian sea north of the island of Corsica. (H 40)

In AN 156, 239 (1901), 34 names of planets between numbers (356) and (451) are published by J. Bauschinger. The text only states: "Nach Zustimmung des Herrn Charlois haben folgende Planeten ... Namen erhalten." It therefore seems obvious that the names were selected by the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut.

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