Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Augusta, a name given by the Romans to many cities in honour of Augustus or some of his imperial successors. In some cases, e.g. Aosta, Agosta, Saragossa (Caesarea Augusta), Augst, Augsburg, Aoust-en-Diois, the ancient title survives, but frequently the local or tribal name alone remains as in Soissons (Augusta Suessionum), Treves (A. Trevirorum),Merida (A.Emerita), Tarin (A.Taurinorum). Other towns like London (Augusta Trinobantum), have entirely changed their appellation.