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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 (2015 est. pop. 52,000), 120 sq mi (311 sq km), West Indies, in the Leeward Islands.
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, 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.
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. Sugar refining is the leading industry. Basseterre was founded by the French in 1627.
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Basseterre

a port in the Caribbean, on St Kitts in the Leeward Islands: the capital of St Kitts-Nevis. Pop.: 13 220 (2001)
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It will consist of a 70 room, eight floor major brand hotel, with all amenities and nine multi floor buildings, providing 324 one bedroom condominiums built into the surrounding hillside with views of Basseterre and the adjacent areas.
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The increase in vehicles has also led to a higher level of congestion especially during the morning, mid-day and late afternoon rush hours and reduced parking areas in Basseterre. Efforts to reduce congestion continue with the opening up of the West Basseterre By-Pass road and other roads.