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La·co·ni·a

 (lə-kō′nē-ə)
An ancient region of southern Greece in the southeast Peloponnesus. It was dominated by Sparta until the rise of the second Achaean League in the third and second centuries bc.
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Laconia

(ləˈkəʊnɪə)
n
1. (Historical Terms) an ancient country of S Greece, in the SE Peloponnese, of which Sparta was the capital: corresponds to the present-day department of Lakonia
2. (Placename) 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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La•co•ni•a

(ləˈkoʊ ni ə)

n.
an ancient country in the SE Peloponnesus, in S Greece. Cap.: Sparta.
La•co′ni•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Laconia - an ancient region of southern Greece in the southeastern PeloponnesusLaconia - an ancient region of southern Greece in the southeastern Peloponnesus; dominated by Sparta
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Laconian - a resident of Laconia
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Honey samples from Greece were supplied by professional beekeepers from seven regions: Messinia (1 fir) (Abies cephalonica), Lakonia (1 wild thyme) (Thymus serpyllum), Rhodes (2 pines and 1 thyme) (Pinus and Thymus spp., resp.), Arta (2 citrus + erica) (Citrus and Erica spp.),
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With an overall turnout rate of 62.5%, 61.3% of those voting voted "no." While a majority of voters in every district opposed the bailout's terms, the margin against the proposed austerity measures ranged from 51.2% in Lakonia to 73.8% in Chania.
In 1955, the ship responded positively to an SOS call from Greek trawler Iason and later aided another stricken Greek vessel, Lakonia.
A forest fire in the Lakonia area, on the tip of the Peloponnese, was being fanned by strong winds.
The 58-year-old man died after being transferred to the health center of Neapolis in the Lakonia prefecture in southern Greece, about 360 km south of Athens.
A cluster of 6 locally acquired Plamosdium vivax malaria cases occurred during August-October 2009 in the southern Peloponnese (Evrotas Municipality, Lakonia district); in addition, 1 autochthonous case was reported from Marathon Municipality, East Attiki district (2).
I was therefore surprised to read in a newspaper in the 1950s that the vessel was being refurbished and turned into a luxury liner and being renamed the Lakonia.
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