Mecklenburg

1987 SL10. Discovered 1987 Sept. 29 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named for a district in northern Germany, characterized by deposits of glacial moraines and hundreds of lakes rich in fishes and birds of many kinds. The towns of Wismar and Rostock are important Baltic Sea ports. The poet F. Reuter {see planet (8666)}, the archaeologist H. Schliemann {see planet (3302)} and the sculptor and poet E. Barlach {see planet (6428)} were born in Mecklenburg. Today Mecklenburg is part of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. (M 24919)

Named on the occasion of the thousandth anniversary of Mecklenburg in 1995.

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