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Basse-Terre (French pronunciation: ​[bɑstɛʁ]) is a French commune in the Guadaloupe department of France in the Lesser Antilles. It is also the prefecture (capital city) of Guadeloupe.

The city of Basse-Terre is located on Basse-Terre Island, the western half of Guadeloupe. Although it is the administrative capital, Basse-Terre is only the second largest city in Guadeloupe behind Pointe-à-Pitre. Together with its urban area it had 44,864 inhabitants in 2012 (11,534 of whom lived in the city of Basse-Terre proper). Basse-Terre is located in the south-western corner of the Basse-Terre portion of the island of Guadeloupe which is itself located some 100 km north of Dominica and some 450 km south-east of Puerto Rico. The commune is at the foot of the Soufrière volcano and is connected to the rest of the island by three main roads:The N1 which exits the commune in the south on the coast and continues inland to Gourbeyre then all the way around the coast to Pointe-à-Pitre on Grande-Terre. The N2 which goes north along the coast to Vieux Habitants and continues all the way around the coast to join the N1 at Baie Mahault.

Latin America
20,000 people
Safe tap water:
No, contaminated
Internet speed:
3 Mbps
Best coffee:
Aux 4 Mondes