Laconia, city (1990 pop. 15,743), seat of Belknap co., central N.H., near lakes Winnisquam and Winnipesaukee and on the Winnipesaukee River; settled c.1761, inc. as a city 1893. It is a popular summer and winter resort and the industrial and trade center of a lake resort and farming region. Among the city's products are computer parts, machinery, building materials, metal and paper products, transportation equipment, textiles, and electronics.
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