1991 XO1. Discovered 1991 Dec. 10 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

The name "Rheinland" strictly speaking denotes the territory on both sides of the river Rhine from the town of Bingen to the border with the Netherlands. The Rheinland people (the Rheinloander) enjoy merry celebrations at carnival time and during the grape harvesting. Rheinlaonder is also the name of a Polka-like dance. The composer L. van Beethoven {see planet (1815)}, the physicist W. C. Rontgen and the surgeon F. Sauerbruch had their roots in the Rheinland. (M 24919)

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