Galatia was a Central Anatolian Province which held one of the largest cities in the Anatolian Peninsula. Ancyra was a center of trade moving into Anatolia and was a strategic city in the Roman Empire. Galatia was named after immigrants from Gaul who moved into this moutnainous area. They became a much more successful people in this area where there were not nearly as many warring tribes fighting for dominence. The Gauls were able to embrace their language and their ethnicity, mainly the Volcae of Southern Aquitania as well as some neighbors.