a seaport in and the capital of Guadeloupe, in the French West Indies.
See under Guadeloupe.
two islands (Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre) separated by a narrow channel in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies: together with five dependencies they form an overseas department of France. 687 sq. mi. (1179 sq. km).
Basse-Terre is supremely beautiful, its cloud-capped mountains being clothed with a mantle of luxuriant vegetation.
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a mountainous island in the Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands, comprising part of Guadeloupe. Area: 848 sq km (327 sq miles)
a port in W Guadeloupe, on Basse-Terre Island: the capital of the French Overseas Department of Guadeloupe. Pop: 12 410 (1999)
an overseas region of France in the E Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands, formed by the islands of Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre and several offlying islands; in 2007 the island of Saint-Barthélemy and the part-island dependency of Saint-Martin were separated from Guadeloupe to become Overseas Collectivities directly subordinate to France. Capital: Basse-Terre. Pop: 405 500 (2007 est). Area: 1780 sq km (687 sq miles)
Guadeloupe [(gwahd-l-oohp, gwahd-l-oohp)]
Island in the eastern portion of the West Indies; an overseas territory of France.
Note: Tourism is a major industry.
noun a region of NW France, on the English Channel: consists of the Cherbourg peninsula in the west rising to the Normandy hills in the east; mainly agricultural
a city in SW Burma, near the mouth of the Irrawaddy River. Historical Examples The city of Bassein, near Bombay, has been destroyed by storms and earthquakes. The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XVIII, 1617-1620 Various Bassein is one hundred and ninety-two miles west of Rangoon. A Tour of the Missions Augustus Hopkins Strong Having finished […]
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noun a lake in NW England, in Cumbria near Keswick. Length: 6 km (4 miles) Historical Examples Derwent Water and bassenthwaite lake are the only lakes seen, and but one of these from the summit. The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1 William Finden At bassenthwaite a man and his […]