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Full nameBasseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Official nameBasseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
CountrySaint Kitts and Nevis
IslandSaint Kitts
ParishesSaint George Basseterre, Saint Peter Basseterre
Total Area2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
Elevation50 ft (15.2 m)
Total Population15500 (2005)
Density (pop.)2393.2/km2 (6200/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-4 (UTC-4)

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Basseterre (c-eniconbæsˈtɛər), estimated population 15,500 in 2000, is the capital of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies. Geographically, the Basseterre port is located at , on the south western coast of Saint Kitts Island, and it is one of the chief commercial depots of the Leeward Islands. The city lies within the parish of Saint George Basseterre and the southern part of the parish of Saint Peter Basseterre.

Basseterre is one of the oldest towns in the Eastern Caribbean.

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