The capital of St. Kitts and Nevis is Basseterre, which is located on the larger Island of the country which is Saint Kitts. The capital is located in the south-west region of the island, and is the main commercial port. The capital is the oldest town in the eastern Caribbean, and lies within the St. George Basseterre Parish. Basseterre was established by the French in 1627 during the leadership of Pierre Belain, and it served as the capital city on the French colony of St Christophe. Basseterre was officially declared as the capital in 1727.
The population of the capital of St. Kitts and Nevis is around 15,000. The population of the capital's urban area is equal to the population of the capital's metropolitan area, meaning that Basseterre is one of the largest cities in the eastern part of Caribbean islands.
Basseterre is one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean and the home of some of the oldest buildings, some of which date back to the 1600s. It is the epicenter of tourist activity in Saint Kitts and Nevis.
The capital has a tropical rainforest climate with an average temperature of 27 degree Celsius throughout the year. The capital city does not experience a dry season - in fact, the capital experiences rain throughout the year which equates to about 1,700 mm of rain annually. Basseterre enjoys an average of seven hours of sunlight per day throughout the year. The lowest temperature the capital city experiences is 24 degrees Celsius from January to April.
This page was last modified on May 1st, 2018
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