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Basseterre,town (1990 est. pop. 15,500), capital of St. Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis
or Saint Kitts–Nevis
, officially Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, island nation (2005 est. pop. 39,000), 120 sq mi (311 sq km), West Indies, in the Leeward Islands.
..... Click the link for more information. , on St. Kitts island, West Indies. It is one of the chief commercial depots of the Leeward IslandsLeeward Islands
, northern group of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies, extending SE from Puerto Rico to the Windward Islands. The principal islands are the American Virgin Islands; the French island and overseas dept.
..... Click the link for more information. . Sugar refining is the leading industry. Basseterre was founded by the French in 1627.
a port in the Caribbean, on St Kitts in the Leeward Islands: the capital of St Kitts-Nevis. Pop.: 13 220 (2001)