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a seaport in and the capital of St. Kitts-Nevis, in the West Indies.
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).
Capital: Basse-Terre.
a twin-island state in the Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies, consisting of the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis: formerly a British colony and member of the West Indies Associated States; gained independence 1983. 104 sq. mi. (269 sq. km).
Capital: Basseterre.
Historical Examples

We anchored off Basseterre and waited in vain for the doctor.
Jungle Peace William Beebe

Why, we’ve got him safe under lock and key here at Basseterre.
The Dealings of Captain Sharkey A. Conan Doyle

We came to an anchor before the town of Basseterre, the capital of the island.
Old Jack W.H.G. Kingston

Fort Fleur d’Épée was taken by storm, and the place not being tenable after this loss, the British crossed over to Basseterre.
The History of the First West India Regiment A. B. Ellis

a port in the Caribbean, on St Kitts in the Leeward Islands: the capital of St Kitts-Nevis. Pop: 13 220 (2001)
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)
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)
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.


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