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 17°18′N 62°44′W
Coordinates: 17°18′N 62°44′W, 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