Larimer, a N. county of Colorado, bordering on Wyoming territory, bounded W. by the Medicine Bow mountains, and intersected by the South Platte river; area, about 1,200 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 838. The mountainous region in the west abounds in pine timber, and numerous streams, among which is the Cache a la Poudre, furnish water power. The E. part is undulating and adapted to agriculture. The chief productions in 1870 were 12,923 bushels of wheat. 9.354 of Indian corn, 40,213 of oats, 26,075 of potatoes, 34,190 lbs. of butter, and 3,174 tons of hay. There were 801 horses, 1,301 milch cows,3,292 other cattle, 611 sheep, and 113 swine; 1 flour mill, and 3 saw mills. Capital, Laporte.
Laristan, a S. province of Persia, bordering on the Persian gulf, and bounded landward by Kerman and Fars; area, about 23,000 sq. m. In antiquity it formed a part of Carmania. It is one of the poorest divisions of the empire, consisting mainly of an arid sandy waste, with salt steppes and several mountainous elevations, the highest of which are Mounts Teharek, Kor, Khalatu, and Nabend. There is a scarcity of water, the principal river being the Div-rud, and there is little or no agriculture beyond the raising of small quantities of wheat, barley, and dates. The coast is occupied by Arabs, who live under their own sheik, and pay an insignificant sum for tribute. Capital, Lar.
Larnaka, Or Larnica, (Anc. Citium), the principal seaport town of the island of Cyprus, 23 m. S. E. of Nicosia; pop. about 10,000. In the lower town are the bazaars and the houses of the commercial classes, and in the upper town are a cathedral and a convent. Between these two parts are gardens and some relics of antiquity. Larnaka is filthy, like most Levantine towns, and the climate is unhealthy. The exports in 1872 were valued at £26,189, about one half madder, and the rest rags, cotton, sheep and goat skins, barley, and sumach.
Larva, the first and much the longest stage of the life of an insect, after emerging from the egg. The form is wingless, generally elongated and worm-like, known as the caterpillar, grub, or maggot, according to the order of the insect. In this stage most of the time is spent in eating, and the growth is very rapid, with frequent change of the skin. After a time this state passes into that of the pupa or chrysalis. (See Caterpillar.)
Las Animas, the S. E. county of Colorado, bounded E. by Kansas, S. by Indian territory and New Mexico, and W. by the Rocky mountains; area, about 7,000 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 4,276, chiefly Mexicans. It is watered by the Las Animas or Purgatory river and by branches of the Arkansas. The valley of the Purgatory is very fertile. The mesas or table lands afford excellent pasturage. The chief productions in 1870 were 5,930 bushels of wheat, 2,952 of Indian corn, and 10,650 lbs. of wool. The value of live stock was $31,801. Capital, Trinidad.