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Also known as Lacedaemonia. In ancient Greece the portion of the Peloponnesus of which the most important city was Sparta.

The English word laconic is derived from the name of the region by analogy - to speak in a concise way, as the Spartans were reputed by the Athenians to do.

Laconia is also a city in New Hampshire, United States of America: see Laconia, New Hampshire.


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