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Basse-Terre

Basse-Terre
Clock tower in the marketplace
Administration
Full nameBasse-Terre
CountryFrance
ArrondissementBasse-Terre
CantonBasse-Terre (1st, and 2nd)
IntercommunalitySud Basse-Terre
MayorLucette Michaux-Chevry (2008 2014)
Statistics
Land Area2.2 sq mi (5.78 km2)
Total Population12748 (2007)
- Density5712.2/sq mi (2205.5/km2)
Postal code97100
INSEE97105

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Basse-Terre is the prefecture (Capital city) of Guadeloupe, an overseas region and department of France located in the Lesser Antilles. The city of Basse-Terre is located on Basse-Terre Island, the western-half of Guadeloupe.

Although it is the administrative capital of Guadeloupe, Basse-Terre is only the second largest city in Guadeloupe behind Pointe-à-Pitre with its urban area, with 44,864 inhabitants in 1999 (12,400 of whom lived in the city of Basse-Terre proper).


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