List of asteroids named after places


List of asteroids named after places

This is a list of asteroids named after places, organized by continent.

Africa

*1193 Africa (Africa)

Countries of Africa

*1197 Rhodesia (Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe)
*1213 Algeria (Algeria)
*1278 Kenya (Kenya)
*1279 Uganda (Uganda)
*1432 Ethiopia (Ethiopia)
*1638 Ruanda (Rwanda)
*1718 Namibia (Namibia)
*1816 Liberia (Liberia)

Cities of Africa

*790 Pretoria (Pretoria, South Africa)
*858 El Djezaïr (Algiers)
*859 Bouzaréah (Bouzareah)

Asia

*67 Asia (Asia)
*1157 Arabia (Arabia)
*2169 Taiwan (Taiwan)

Japan

*498 Tokio (Tokyo)
*1089 Tama (Tama River in Tokyo)
*1090 Sumida (Sumida River in Tokyo)
*1098 Hakone (Hakone, Kanagawa)
*1584 Fuji (Mount Fuji)
*2084 Okayama (Okayama)
*2247 Hiroshima (Hiroshima)
*3319 Kibi (Kibi)
*3380 Awaji (Awaji)
*3720 Hokkaido (Hokkaidō)
*4157 Izu (Izu)
*4578 Kurashiki (Kurashiki)
*5618 Saitama (Saitama)
*5881 Akashi (Akashi)
*5908 Aichi (Nagoya)
*6218 Mizushima (Mizushima)
*6255 Kuma (Kumakogen)
*6879 Hyogo (Hyōgo)
*7253 Nara (Nara)
*8120 Kobe (Kobe)
*8892 Kakogawa (Kakogawa)
*9782 Edo (Edo)
*10159 Tokara (Tokara)
*10163 Onomichi (Onomichi)
*17286 Bisei (Bisei)
*20625 Noto (Noto)
*48736 Ehime (Ehime)

China

*1125 China (China)
*2045 Peking (Beijing)
*2077 Kiangsu (Jiangsu)
*2078 Nanking (Nanjing)
*2085 Henan (Henan)
*2162 Anhui (Anhui)
*2184 Fujian (Fujian)
*2185 Guangdong (Guangdong)
*2197 Shanghai (Shanghai)
*2209 Tianjin (Tianjin)
*2215 Sichuan (Sichuan)
*2230 Yunnan (Yunnan)
*2255 Qinghai (Qinghai)
*2263 Shaanxi (Shaanxi)
*2336 Xinjiang (Xinjiang)
*2344 Xizang (Xizang)
*2355 Nei Monggol (Inner Mongolia)
*2380 Heilongjiang (Heilongjiang)
*2387 Xi'an (Xi'an)
*2398 Jilin (Jilin)
*2425 Shenzhen (Shenzhen)
*2503 Liaoning (Liaoning)
*2505 Hebei (Hebei)
*2510 Shandong (Shandong)
*2514 Taiyuan (Taiyuan)
*2515 Gansu (Gansu)
*2539 Ningxia (Ningxia)
*2547 Hubei (Hubei)
*2592 Hunan (Hunan)
*2617 Jiangxi (Jiangxi)
*2631 Zhejiang (Zhejiang)
*2632 Guizhou (Guizhou)
*2655 Guangxi (Guangxi)
*2693 Yan'an (Yan'an)
*2719 Suzhou (Suzhou)
*2729 Urumqi (Urumqi)
*2743 Chengdu (Chengdu)
*2778 Tangshan (Tangshan)
*2789 Foshan (Foshan)
*2851 Harbin (Harbin)
*2903 Zhuhai (Zhuhai)
*3011 Chongqing (Chongqing)
*3024 Hainan (Hainan)
*3048 Guangzhou (Guangzhou)
*3051 Nantong (Nantong)
*3088 Jinxiuzhonghua (Splendid China, themed park in Shenzhen)
*3136 Anshan (Anshan)
*3139 Shantou (Shantou)
*3187 Dalian (Dalian)
*3206 Wuhan (Wuhan)
*3239 Meizhou (Meizhou)
*3297 Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
*3335 Quanzhou (Quanzhou)
*3494 Purple Mountain (Purple Mountain Observatory)
*3613 Kunlun (Kunlun Mountains)
*3650 Kunming (Kunming)
*3729 Yangzhou (Yangzhou)
*4273 Dunhuang (Dunhuang)
*7859 Lhasa (Lhasa)
*8423 Macao (Macau)
*12418 Tongling (Anhui)

Korea

* 12252 Gwangju (Gwangju)
* 34666 Bohyunsan (Bohyeon Mountain)

Russia and the former Soviet Union (Asia)

*780 Armenia (Armenia)
*1094 Siberia (Siberia, Russia)
*2140 Kemerovo (Kemerovo, Russian SFSR, now Russia)
*2297 Daghestan (Daghestan, Russia)
*2566 Kirghizia (Kirghiz SSR, now Kyrgyzstan)
*2584 Turkmenia (Turkmen SSR, now Turkmenistan)
*2698 Azerbajdzhan (Azerbaijan)
*2700 Baikonur (Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan)
*5471 Tunguska (Tunguska, Russia)

Europe

*257 Silesia (Silesia)
*1381 Danubia (River Danube)
*1391 Carelia (Karelia)
*2206 Gabrova (Gabrovo, Bulgaria)
*3933 Portugal (Portugal)
*7671 Albis (Latin name for the Elbe)
*8020 Erzgebirge (German name for the Ore Mountains)
*22618 Silva Nortica (Silva Nortica, a region at the border of Austria and the Czech Republic)

Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)

*1284 Latvia (Latvia)
*1541 Estonia (Estonia)
*1796 Riga (Riga, Latvia)
*2577 Lietuva (Lithuania)
*3072 Vilnius (Vilnius, Lithuania)
*4163 Saaremaa (Saaremaa, Estonia)
*4227 Kaali (Kaali crater, Estonia)
*23617 Duna (Riga, Latvia)
*24709 Mitau (Jelgava, Latvia)
*24794 Kurland (Courland, Latvia)
*73059 Kaunas (Kaunas, Lithuania)

Czech Republic

*290 Bruna (Latin name for Brno)
*371 Bohemia (Bohemia)
*1901 Moravia (Moravia)
*1942 Jablunka (Jablunka)
*2080 Jihlava (Jihlava)
*2081 Sázava (Sázava River)
*2123 Vltava (Vltava River)
*2199 Kleť (Kleť, a hill and its observatory, place of discovery)
*2321 Lužnice (Lužnice River)
*2337 Boubín (Boubín, a hill)
*2367 Praha (Prague)
*2390 Nežárka (Nežárka River)
*2403 Šumava (Šumava)
*2524 Budovicium (Latin name for České Budějovice)
*2599 Veselí (Veselí)
*2613 Plzeň (Plzeň)
*2672 Písek (Písek)
*2747 Český Krumlov (Český Krumlov)
*2811 Střemchoví (Střemchoví, birthplace of discoverer)
*2889 Brno (Brno)
*3137 Horky (Horký, a hill)
*3735 Třeboň (Třeboň)
*4054 Turnov (Turnov)
*4249 Křemže (Křemže)
*4277 Holubov (Holubov)
*4405 Otava (Otava River)
*4408 Zlatá Koruna (Zlatá Koruna)
*4610 Kájov (Kájov)
*4698 Jizera (Jizera River)
*4702 Berounka (Berounka River)
*4801 Ohře (Ohře River)
*4823 Libenice (Libenice)
*4824 Stradonice (Stradonice)
*5894 Telč (Telč)
*6060 Doudleby (Doudleby)
*6064 Holašovice (Holašovice)
*6802 Černovice (Černovice)
*7118 Kuklov (Kuklov)
*7204 Ondřejov (Ondřejov)
*7440 Závist (Závist)
*7498 Blaník (Blaník, a hill)
*7532 Pelhřimov (Pelhřimov)
*7669 Malše (Malše River)
*7694 Krasetín (Krasetín)
*7711 Říp (Říp Mountain)
*8554 Gabreta (ancient name for Bohemian Forest)
*9711 Želetava (Želetava)
*9884 Příbram (Příbram)
*11128 Ostravia (Latin name for Ostrava)
*11134 České Budějovice (České Budějovice)
*11163 Milešovka (Milešovka, a mountain)
*11167 Kunžak (Kunžak)
*11339 Orlík (Orlík a castle and a dam)
*11656 Lipno (Lipno Dam)
*12406 Zvíkov (Zvíkov Castle)
*12468 Zachotín (Zachotín)
*12833 Kamenný Újezd (Kamenný Újezd)
*13804 Hrazany (Hrazany)
*14537 Týn nad Vltavou (Týn nad Vltavou)
*14974 Počátky (Počátky)
*15890 Prachatice (Prachatice)
*15960 Hluboká (Hluboká nad Vltavou, a castle)
*16801 Petřínpragensis (Petřín, a hill in Prague)
*17600 Dobřichovice (Dobřichovice)
*17607 Táborsko (Táborsko, Czech district)
*18497 Nevězice (Nevězice)
*18531 Strakonice (Strakonice)
*20254 Úpice (Úpice)
*20964 Mons Naklethi (old name of the hill Kleť)
*21257 Jižní Čechy ("Jižní Čechy", English: South Bohemia, a Czech Republic region)
*21290 Vydra (Vydra River)
*21873 Jindřichůvhradec (Jindřichův Hradec)
*22450 Nové Hrady (Nové Hrady)
*24837 Mšecké Žehrovice (Mšecké Žehrovice)
*24838 Abilunon (Abilunon, nowadays non-existing ancient town)
*26328 Litomyšl (Litomyšl)
*26971 Sezimovo Ústí (Sezimovo Ústí)
*27079 Vsetín (Vsetín)
*27088 Valmez (Valašské Meziříčí)
*30564 Olomouc (Olomouc)
*131323 Lysá hora (Lysá hora, a mountain)
*31650 Frýdek-Místek (Frýdek-Místek)
*31232 Slavonice (Slavonice)
*31238 Kroměříž (Kroměříž)
*40206 Lhenice (Lhenice)
*43954 Chýnov (Chýnov)
*47294 Blanský les (Blanský les, highlands)
*49448 Macocha (Macocha Gorge)
*61208 Stonařov (Stonařov)
*68779 Schöninger (old name for the hill Kleť)
*159743 Kluk (Kluk, a hill)

Eastern Europe

*434 Hungaria (Hungary)
*589 Croatia (Croatia)
*1160 Illyria (Illyria, Croatia)
*1537 Transylvania (Transylvania, Romania)
*1989 Tatry (Tatra Mountains)
*2315 Czechoslovakia (Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic and Slovakia)
*2575 Bulgaria (Bulgaria)
*9674 Slovenija (Slovenia)
*13121 Tisza (Tisza River)
*38674 Těšínsko (Těšínsko, a region in south-eastern Silesia, nowadays in the Czech Republic and Poland)

Finland

*1460 Haltia (Halti)
*1471 Tornio (Tornio)
*1472 Muonio (Muonio)
*1473 Ounas (Ounastunturi)
*1488 Aura (Aura river)
*1494 Savo (Savonia)
*1495 Helsinki (Helsinki)
*1496 Turku (Turku)
*1497 Tampere (Tampere)
*1498 Lahti (Lahti)
*1499 Pori (Pori)
*1500 Jyväskylä (Jyväskylä)
*1503 Kuopio (Kuopio)
*1504 Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta)
*1507 Vaasa (Vaasa)
*1518 Rovaniemi (Rovaniemi)
*1519 Kajaani (Kajaani)
*1520 Imatra (Imatra)
*1521 Seinäjoki (Seinäjoki)
*1522 Kokkola (Kokkola)
*1523 Pieksämäki (Pieksämäki)
*1524 Joensuu (Joensuu)
*1525 Savonlinna (Savonlinna)
*1526 Mikkeli (Mikkeli)
*1532 Inari (Lake Inari)
*1533 Saimaa (Saimaa)
*1534 Näsi (Näsijärvi)
*1535 Päijänne (Lake Päijänne)
*1536 Pielinen (Pielinen)
*1656 Suomi (Finland)
*1659 Punkaharju (Punkaharju)
*1757 Porvoo (Porvoo)
*1758 Naantali (Naantali)
*1882 Rauma (Rauma)
*1883 Rimito (Rimito)
*1928 Summa (Summa)
*1929 Kollaa (Kollaa)
*2291 Kevo (Kevo)
*2292 Seili (Seili)
*2299 Hanko (Hanko)
*2397 Lappajärvi (Lappajärvi)
*2479 Sodankylä (Sodankylä)
*2501 Lohja (Lohja)
*2512 Tavastia (Tavastia)
*2535 Hämeenlinna (Hämeenlinna)
*2678 Aavasaksa (Aavasaksa)
*2679 Kittisvaara (Kittisvaara)
*2733 Hamina (Hamina)
*2737 Kotka (Kotka)
*2750 Loviisa (Loviisa)
*2774 Tenojoki (Tenojoki)
*2820 Iisalmi (Iisalmi)
*2840 Kallavesi (Kallavesi)
*2841 Puijo (Puijo)

France

*20 Massalia (Marseille)
*21 Lutetia (Paris)
*138 Tolosa (Toulouse)
*4690 Strasbourg (Strasbourg)
*6268 Versailles (Versailles)
*9385 Avignon (Avignon)
*8371 Goven (Goven)

Germany

*241 Germania (Germany)

Cities and towns:
*325 Heidelberga (Heidelberg)
*386 Siegena (Siegen)
*526 Jena (Jena)
*449 Hamburga (Hamburg)
*811 Nauheima (Bad Nauheim)
*2424 Tautenburg (Tautenburg)
*3539 Weimar (Weimar)
*5816 Potsdam (Potsdam)
*5820 Babelsberg (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
*9336 Altenburg (Altenburg)
*10114 Greifswald (Greifswald)
*10746 Mühlhausen (Mühlhausen)
*10774 Eisenach (Eisenach)
*10775 Leipzig (Leipzig)
*10801 Lüneburg (Lüneburg)
*52334 Oberammergau (Oberammergau)

Regions:
*301 Bavaria (Bavaria)
*418 Alemannia (Alemannia)
*930 Westphalia (Westphalia)
*5616 Vogtland
*5628 Preussen
*5846 Hessen
*5866 Sachsen
*5904 Württemberg
*6068 Brandenburg
*6070 Rheinland
*6099 Saarland
*6120 Anhalt
*6124 Mecklenburg
*6209 Schwaben
*6293 Oberpfalz
*6305 Helgoland
*6320 Bremen
*6332 Vorarlberg
*6396 Schleswig
*6402 Holstein
*21074 Rügen
*22322 Bodensee

Greece

*582 Olympia (Olympia)
*1119 Euboea (Euboea)
*1138 Attica (Attica)
*1142 Aetolia (Aetolia)
*1150 Achaia (Achaea)
*1151 Ithaka (Ithaca)
*1161 Thessalia (Thessaly)
*4356 Marathon (Marathon)
*4357 Korinthos (Corinth)

Italy

*472 Roma (Rome)
*477 Italia (Italy)
*487 Venetia (Venice)
*704 Interamnia (Teramo)
*1191 Alfaterna (Nocera Inferiore, previously called Nuceria Alfaterna)
*2601 Bologna (Bologna)
*4464 Vulcano (Vulcano, Italy)

The Low Countries

*1052 Belgica (Belgium)
*1132 Hollandia (Holland)
*1133 Lugduna (Leiden, Netherlands)
*1276 Ucclia (Uccle, Belgium)
*1294 Antwerpia (Antwerp, Belgium)
*1336 Zeelandia (Zeeland, Netherlands)
*2713 Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
*9471 Ostend (Ostend, Belgium)
*9472 Bruges (Bruges, Belgium)
*9473 Ghent (Ghent, Belgium)

Poland

*1112 Polonia (Poland)

*1352 Wawel (Wawel - Kraków)
*16689 Vistula (Latin name Vistula River)

Cities:
*690 Wratislavia (Latin name Wrocław)
*764 Gedania (Latin name Gdańsk)
*1110 Jaroslawa (Paul Herget "The Names of the Minor Planets" Jarosław?)
*1263 Varsavia (Latin name Warsaw)
*1419 Danzig (German name Gdańsk)
*1572 Posnania (Latin name Poznań)
*12999 Toruń (Toruń)
*19981 Bialystock (Białystok)
*46977 Krakow (Kraków)

Regions:
*257 Silesia (Silesia)
*38674 Těšínsko (Těšínsko, a region in south-eastern Silesia, nowadays in the Czech Republic and Poland)

Russia and the former Soviet Union (Europe)

*787 Moskva (Moscow, Russia)
*951 Gaspra (Gaspra, Ukraine)
*1140 Crimea (Crimea, Ukraine)
*1146 Biarmia (Bjarmaland, hostorical region in northern Russia)
*1147 Stavropolis (Stavropol, Russia)
*1149 Volga (Volga River)
*1284 Latvia (Latvia)
*1479 Inkeri (Ingria)
*1480 Aunus (Olonets, Russia)
*1541 Estonia (Estonia)
*2046 Leningrad (Leningrad, now Saint Petersburg)
*2121 Sevastopol (Sevastopol, Ukraine)
*2141 Simferopol (Simferopol, Ukraine)
*2170 Byelorussia (Belarus)
*2171 Kiev (Kiev, Ukraine)
*2250 Stalingrad (Stalingrad, now Volgograd)
*2258 Viipuri (Vyborg, Russia)
*2419 Moldavia (Moldavia)
*2577 Litva (Lithuania)
*2606 Odessa (Odessa, Ukraine)
*2699 Kalinin (Kalinin, now Tver, Russia)
*3012 Minsk (Minsk, Belarus)
*3072 Vilnius (Vilnius, Lithuania)
*3799 Novgorod (Veliky Novgorod, Russia)
*4163 Saaremaa (Saaremaa, Estonia)
*4227 Kaali (Kaali crater, Estonia)
*73059 Kaunas (Kaunas, Lithuania)

candinavia

*2191 Uppsala (Uppsala and Uppsala University, Sweden)
*2676 Aarhus (Århus, Denmark)
*6795 Örnsköldsvik (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden)
*6796 Sundsvall (Sundsvall, Sweden)
*6797 Östersund (Östersund, Sweden)
*10549 Helsingborg (Helsingborg, Sweden)
*10550 Malmö (Malmö, Sweden)
*10551 Göteborg (Göteborg, Sweden)
*10552 Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden)

lovakia

*1807 Slovakia (Slovakia)
*4018 Bratislava (Bratislava)
*9543 Nitra (Nitra)
*11118 Modra (Modra)
*20495 Rimavská Sobota (Rimavská Sobota)
*22185 Štiavnica (Banská Štiavnica)
*24260 Kriváň (Kriváň, a mountain)
*25384 Partizánske (Partizánske)
*59419 Prešov (Prešov)

pain

*804 Hispania
*945 Barcelona (Barcelona)
*1159 Granada (Granada)
*9453 Mallorca (Majorca)
*14967 Madrid (Madrid)
*13260 Sabadell (Barcelona)

Turkey

*1174 Marmara (Sea of Marmara)

United Kingdom

*2830 Greenwich (Greenwich)
*7603 Salopia (Shropshire)
*8837 London (London)
*8849 Brighton (Brighton)

North America

Canada

*6714 Montréal (Montreal, Québec)
*96192 Calgary (Calgary, Alberta)
*96193 Edmonton (Edmonton, Alberta)

USA

*334 Chicago (Chicago)
*341 California (California)
*484 Pittsburghia (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
*508 Princetonia (Princeton University)
*516 Amherstia (Amherst College, Massachusetts)
*581 Tauntonia (Taunton, Massachusetts)
*736 Harvard (Harvard University)
*793 Arizona (Arizona)
*916 America (United States of America)
*1345 Potomac (Potomac)
*1602 Indiana (Indiana)
*2118 Flagstaff (Flagstaff, Arizona)
*2322 Kitt Peak (Kitt Peak, Arizona)
*3031 Houston (Houston, Texas)
*3043 San Diego (San Diego, California)
*3512 Eriepa (Erie, Pennsylvania)
*6216 San Jose (San Jose, California)
*7041 Nantucket (Nantucket, Massachusetts)
*10195 Nebraska (Nebraska)
*10379 Lake Placid (Lake Placid, New York)
*32570 Peruindiana (Peru, Indiana)
*35352 Texas (Texas)
*49272 Bryce Canyon (Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah)

Oceania

*3563 Canterbury (Canterbury, New Zealand)
*8088 Australia (Australia)

Polar regions

*1031 Arctica (The Arctic)
*2404 Antarctica (Antarctica)

outh and Central America

*293 Brasilia (Brazil)
*469 Argentina (Argentina)
*1008 La Paz (La Paz)
*1029 La Plata (La Plata)
*1042 Amazone (Amazon River)
*4337 Arecibo (Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico)
*8277 Machu-Picchu (Machu Picchu, Peru)
*8279 Cuzco (Cuzco, Peru)
*9357 Venezuela (Venezuela)
*10797 Guatemala (Guatemala)
*10799 Yucatán (Yucatán, Mexico)

Fictional places

*1282 Utopia (Utopia)

ee also

*List of asteroids
*List of asteroids named after people
*Meanings of asteroid names


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