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Laconia

[luh-koh-nee-uh] /ləˈkoʊ ni ə/
noun
1.
an ancient country in the S part of Greece.
Capital: Sparta.
2.
a city in central New Hampshire.
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Laconia

/ləˈkəʊnɪə/
noun
1.
an ancient country of S Greece, in the SE Peloponnese, of which Sparta was the capital: corresponds to the present-day department of Lakonia
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Encyclopedia Article for Laconia

nomos (department) and historic region in the southeastern part of the Peloponnese, southern Greece. The present department of Laconia corresponds closely to the ancient province, which was bounded by Arcadia and Argolis on the north and Messenia in the west. Sparta, capital of the modern department, was once the capital of the ancient province

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