Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)

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Basse-Terre cruise port

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Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
2021-01-23 14:33

min: 75 °F (24 °C) / max: 79 °F (26 °C) 79°F
25.9°C
Wind: 94°/ 4.7 m/s  Gust: 5 m/sWind: 94°/ 4.7 m/s  Gust: 5 m/sGentle breeze
4.7 m/s
Min / Max Temperature79 °F / 26 °C
75 °F / 25 °C
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Basse-Terre is a port town on the southwestern coast of Guadaloupe's Basse-Terre Island - an overseas territory of France in Lesser Antilles (Eastern Caribbean). The town is the country's administrative capital and has a population of around 12,000 (urban around 45,000), ranking it the second-largest in Guadaloupe - after Pointe-a-Pitre (Grande-Terre Island).

Basse-Terre (Guadaloupe) cruise port

The settlement was founded in 1635-49 by French colonists from Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 1759, Basse-Terre Island was conquered by the British, devastated, and occupied by them until 1789. In 1764 was founded Pointe-a-Pitre and soon developed as the main seaport due to its better protected from swells harbour.

In August-November 1976, 73,600 inhabitants of Basse-Terre were evacuated due to Soufriere volcano's eruptions. many evacuees never returned and relocated to Pointe-a-Pitre.

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