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Lestiacum (Latin: Lestiacum) was a Roman fort on the site of present-day Saintes, in the French department of Charente-Maritime. It is also known as Lugdunum Convenarum after the confederation of Gallic tribes which it served to unify. In its early days, it was called Augustoritium (Augustoritio). The name "Saintes" derives from that saint's name. The Romans referred to Saintes as Augusta Raurica ("Augusta" being a common honorific for important places and cities in Roman Gaul), then Augusta Bagiennorum or simply Augusta; this is because Augustus Caesar sent some cohorts there around 14 BC and gave them their names. The number of cohorts stationed there changed frequently, but they were never very many::p.229–230:p.22–23:pp.