Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)

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Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
2020-10-21 10:02

min: 80 °F (26 °C) / max: 84 °F (29 °C) 82°F
Wind: 139°/ 3.9 m/s  Gust: 3.7 m/sWind: 139°/ 3.9 m/s  Gust: 3.7 m/sGentle breeze
3.9 m/s
Min / Max Temperature84 °F / 29 °C
80 °F / 27 °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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