|Discovered by||Milorad B. Protić|
|Discovery site||Belgrade, Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia|
|Discovery date||October 22, 1952|
|Minor planet category||Main belt|
|Dimensions||29 km diameter|
It was named for Serbian-American electrical engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla (1856–1943), best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
It has an orbital period of 4 years, 261 days.
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