How did Canterbury get its name?

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Canterbury was first settled in the Iron Age by a Celtic tribe called the Cantiaci. The Romans invaded Britain in 43 CE and they called the settlement Durovernum Cantiacorum. The name Canterbury developed from the name Cantiacorum.

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