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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital of the French overseas department of Guadeloupe, on the southern end of Basse-Terre Island in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies. Population: 11,400.

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  • The journey was scheduled as follows: leave le Prêcheur in Martinique on May 21st and go back to le Prêcheur on June 1st, after stops in the Caribbean islands of Dominica, les Saintes, Guadeloupe (Basse-Terre then Grande-Terre) and Antigua.

    Global Voices in English » Caribbean: Following the path of the Caribs

  • Guadeloupe is an island group or archipelago located in the eastern Caribbean Sea of nine inhabited islands, including Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre (separated from Basse-Terre by a narrow sea channel called Salt-River), Marie-Galante, La Desirade, Iles des Saintes (2), Saint-Barthelemy, Iles de la Petite Terre, and Saint-Martin (French part of the island of Saint Martin).

    Guadeloupe

  • Terrain: Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grande-Terre is low limestone formation; most of the seven other islands are volcanic in origin.

    Guadeloupe

  • In 1986 Basse-Terre still had untouched rain forest and lower montane rain forest.

    Guadeloupe

  • Guadeloupe: Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grande-Terre is low limestone formation; most of the seven other islands are volcanic in origin

    Terrain

  • I suspect we might hear the cheering all the way from the streets of Basse-Terre.

    Miracle on Turf?

  • The most intense rainfall believed to have happened in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, on November 26, 1970.

    CNN Transcript May 16, 2006

  • Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grande-Terre is low limestone formation; most of the seven other islands are volcanic in origin

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

  • Guadeloupe total: 1,780 sq km land: 1,706 sq km water: 74 sq km note: Guadeloupe is an archipelago of nine inhabited islands, including Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, La Desirade,

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

  • Area: total: 1,780 sq km land: 1,706 sq km water: 74 sq km note: Guadeloupe is an archipelago of nine inhabited islands, including Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, La Desirade,

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

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