1975 FW. Discovered 1975 Mar. 17 at the Purple Mountain Observatory at Nanking.

Named for China's first special economic zone, well known at home and abroad. It has often been referred to as an 'overnight' modernized, export-oriented and multifunctional city with industry as its mainstay but combining industry with trade. Located on the east bank of the Pearl river estuary in Guangdong {see planet (2185)} province and neighboring Hong Kong, Shenzhen enjoys geographical advantages and is an ideal tourist attraction. Rich in natural resources and technological expertise, it has a well-developed commodity economy and an efficient transportation and telecommunications system. Shenzhen serves as the nation's major gateway to international trade and exchange. (M 17655)

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